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Carter, Ring to appear at League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

SAVANN -- The League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia will host a Candidates Forum on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in order for voters to learn more about the issues from Republican Congressman Buddy Carter and Democratic candidate Lisa Ring, who are running in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District.

 The forum will take place at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St, Savannah.

 The much-anticipated event is free and open to the public, but only those who register at or on the League’s Facebook page are guaranteed a seat. Ticket registration will go live Wednesday at 8 a.m. 

Seating is very limited and registrants will be asked to check in before they enter the Coastal Georgia Center.

The league asks that participants do not bring signs or hand out campaign literature at the event.

 In the spirit of civil discourse, a primary tenet of the league, attendees also are asked to refrain from disrupting the candidates’ responses or demonstrating in any way. 

Participants can submit their questions for the candidates via the website. Questions also may be submitted in writing the night of the event. 

Dawn Baker, a news anchor on WTOCTV, will serve as the forum moderator. She will pose the public’s questions to the candidates and manage the proceedings. A time keeper will ensure that each candidate has an equal opportunity to address the issues of interest to the audience. 

The league is partnering with WTOC-TV, the Savannah Morning News, Forever Tybee, the Junior League of Savannah and the Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority for the event. 

WTOC will live stream the forum on its website. 

“The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government,” said Cuffy Sullivan, president of the LWVCAG. “Our goal is to equip voters with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. This forum is the voter’s chance to hear from the candidates in an unfiltered, open discussion, and by submitting their questions, they are letting the candidates know what matters to them the most.” 

The public also is encouraged to view the Voters Guide on the League’s website. It describes the candidates’ positions on the major issues facing the 1st Congressional District as well as other local races. 

 Learn more at the or the League’s Facebook page.