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Candidate and Ballot Issue Forums Planned for This Week in Springfield

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Leslie Carrier talks with Ann Elwell, past president of the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri, about two forums this week focusing on the April 7 election.

The League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri is hosting two forums to educate voters about the election on Tuesday, April 7.  The first forum, co-sponsored by the Neighborhood Advisory Council, will be for the Springfield City Council and mayoral candidates on Monday, March 30.  This will be a speed-networking format where the public can visit with a different candidate during each round.  Questions will be provided by the League or you can ask your own.  

On Thursday, April 2, “The Informed Voter” will be an educational forum that will focus on the ballot issue on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI). Dan Wichmer, city attorney for the City of Springfield, will explain the ballot language, what will happen if the issue is approved and what will happen if it is repealed. The second part of the forum, “Compare and Contrast,” will feature Mayor Shelley Welsch of University City who will share how a similar ordinance is working there. University City is a first ring suburb of the City of St. Louis. The program is designed to provide answers to basic voter questions and is co-sponsored by the MSU Center for Civic Engagement.

Both forums will be at 6:30 pm at the Meyer Alumni Center, 300 S. Jefferson.  For more information on the candidates or ballot issues, clickhere.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.