Candidate forums are an excellent way for the League to further its mission of supporting democracy and educating citizens, so they can be active and informed participants in government. As a nonpartisan political organization, the League is uniquely positioned to facilitate an unbiased platform for candidates to share their platforms and beliefs.
It is important to be well educated on the issues and positions of candidates prior to voting. All audience members are encouraged to participate by submitting questions, either prior to the event or on cards on the day of the event.
Candidate forums have offered a tremendous opportunity to partner with local media and the Lexington Public Library to increase the reach of the forums through live broadcast and social media. Our 2018 Partners included: Lexington Public Library, WKYT, Lexington Herald Leader, WLAP, The Frankfort/Lexington (Ky) Chapter of the Links, Incorporate, University of KY Student Government Association. For people that were unable to attend, the forums were posted on YouTube. Thousands of citizens were able to become informed by utilizing this access.