Exercising the right to vote is one of the most important activities any U.S. citizen can do and an informed voter is critical to the election process. There is no lack of information about the presidential candidates but the down-ballot races, particularly at the local level, may require more work to gather information on the candidates and issues. Local policy makers can have just as large an impact on our daily lives as the president so learning about local- and state-level candidates and is critical.
To provide citizens an opportunity to learn about the candidates, Fayette Visioning partnered with Fayette Chamber of Commerce, Fayette County Democratic Party, Fayette County Issues Tea Party, Fayette County Republican Party, NAACP-Fayette County, GA and the Rotary Club of Peachtree City to host a candidates forum on September 27, which also happened to be National Voter Registration Day. More than 100 people were in attendance.
Fayette Visioning encourages all citizens of voting age to vote and to learn about the candidates. The Fayette Chamber of Commerce has provided links to candidates’ websites in one place. (http://www.fayettechamber.org/elections-information).