For the City Times
The April 4 Spring Election is coming soon.
To aid in voters’ education, the Romemakers HCE will sponsor a Voters’ Forum on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Rome Municipal Building.
Candidates for the Rome Town Chairman, Rome Town Board and the Nekoosa School Board will be participating. Written questions for the candidates need to be submitted prior to the forum.
Questions can be submitted to a forum box located in the receptionist’s area at the town hall or at the Rome Library. The deadline to submit questions is noon on Friday, March 17.
Questions should deal with issues, not with personalities. A committee of residents will screen the questions for clarity and to avoid duplication. Each candidate running for a particular position will have the opportunity to respond to each question.
The format for the forum models forums held by the League of Women Voters. Each candidate will have a chance to introduce him/herself to the audience. Then the question-and-answer period will begin. Final questions to be presented to the candidates at the forum will be selected from those submitted ahead of time.
Each candidate will be given up to two minutes to respond to each question asked. Finally, at the end, each candidate will be able to make a closing statement.
Come and hear the candidates so that you can make an informed choice at the ballot box.
The Rome Municipal Building is located at 1156 Alpine Dr.