Voter Resources

How To Run A Successful Candidate Forum by Linda McLoon

Both the motivation and goals for running a candidate forum is to provide the public a chance to hear candidates, face to face, answer questions about issues that are important to them. This requires several things to fall into place: the agreement by all or at least the majority of candidates to participate, a sufficient audience so that they can generate these questions, and a good moderator. There are a number of items on the “to-do” list to ensure that all three things occur.