Campaign 2016: Upcoming Bemidji Candidate forums
With the campaign season in full swing many candidate forums are being held around the area.
On October 5 and 6, The Citizens for an Informed Electorate will sponsor candidate forums in Bemidji for local offices of state senator, Beltrami County commissioner and Bemidji city offices.
Forums will be held at Bemidji City Hall. Wednesday candidates for State Senate District 5 and 5A will be held at 7 p.m. Then on Thursday it is County/City Night with forums for County Commissioner Districts 2,4 and 5 at 6:30 p.m. as well as mayor and City Council Ward 5 at 8 p.m.
The forums will be televised live on First City cable TV Channel 2. All forums will be recorded and later streamed on Northern Community Radio’s website and rebroadcast on First City TV.
The forums will allow candidates to make opening and closing statements. Moderators will collect written questions on 4×6 index cards from the audience, screen them for duplication or pertinence, direct them to candidates, rotating who answers first.