Middle Tennessee voters will hear from candidates on the March 13 Special Election ballot for State Senate District 14 in a forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Rutherford County Courthouse.
Hosted by the League of Women Voters in partnership with Rutherford County TV, the forum will include Republican candidate Shane Reeves and Democratic candidate Gayle Jordan as they vie for the seat recently vacated by Senator Jim Tracy. The public is invited to attend. The forum will also be live-streamed and rebroadcast on RCTV at later times.
Candidates will introduce themselves and respond to a moderator's questions on a timed basis. A pool of questions for the moderator’s usage is compiled by a League committee using citizen input.
Audience members should be seated 15 minutes prior to each forum start time. No partisan materials can be on display in the forum.
Live-streaming of the forums will be on the RCTV live stream channel at youtube.com/user/RutherfordGovernment/live.
Voters may check their registration status and determine their Senate District by using the ‘Check Your Status’ option on the site GoVoteTN.com. Online voter registration is now available at this site as well.
Early voting for the Special Election runs February 21 through March 8. In a process that’s new this year, voters will be able to vote at any one of 13 voting centers in District 14 on Election Day. Voters should visit election.rutherfordcountytn.gov for more information.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. For more information about this program and the League, visit lwvrutherford.org.
The League attempts to schedule forums for all contested general elections. In order to assure impartiality and comply with FCC rules for televised events, a majority of candidates must agree to participate in order for the League to go forward with a forum.