As Rutherford County prepares to vote in the May 3 primaries, the League of Women Voters announces that local election information is now available at VOTE411.org, an online tool for voters. VOTE411 is a nonpartisan website that provides voters with all the information they need to be prepared to go to the polls, including a personalized ballot summary to save, print, or digitally share with family and friends.
VOTE411 allows a voter to compare candidates’ positions side-by-side. The site posts candidates’ unedited responses to a series of questions so that voters can read candidates’ views on important issues in their own words.
“Helping voters make informed decisions about who they want to represent them is essential for a healthy, enduring democracy,” said Debby Gould, president of the League of Women Voters of Tennessee. “Candidates for local offices are the ones who make the decisions that impact our daily lives. Citizens want the information that will help them make the best choices.”
“There are so many local races and candidates in the May 3 primaries. Without VOTE411, it can be hard to compare candidates, or even to be sure of which candidates are in your zone or district,” said Leslie Collum, co-president of the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County. “VOTE411 essentially builds a dynamic voter guide just for you. We’re so excited to add this to the programs and services our League offers Rutherford County citizens.” Established in 1957, the local League is known for collaborating with the county and municipal governments to produce candidate forums for most contested general elections.
Early voting in Rutherford County runs April 13-28. For more information about why primaries are important, see this article on the local LWV's website.
About the League of Women Voters
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 local League, visit lwvrutherford.org.
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