Candidates Forum on October 6

Library, Elections Office co-sponsor civic engagement event

The Springfield City Library is partnering with the City’s Election Commission to offer Springfield residents an opportunity to participate in a forum with candidates seeking to represent Springfield residents. Participants can bring their concerns and hear directly from candidates at the free event planned for the Central Library, 220 State Street, Springfield on Monday, October 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. In this forum candidates will take audience questions after answering the moderator’s questions.


While at the library, people can also check their voter status, find out where their polling place is, and register to vote. The event is timed to allow people to get registered before the October 15 deadline for the November 4 general election.

“Now that the primaries have narrowed down the state senatorial and representative fields, voters can help make up their minds who to vote for by attending this forum and getting answers to their questions. Just as important are the many ballot questions, so we’re partnering with City of Springfield Election Commissioner Gladys Oyola and her staff, who are trained to explain what a “Yes” or “No” vote means on each question,” said library manager Jean Canosa Albano of the Library’s Civic and Community Engagement Team.

If you are working on a campaign and haven’t responded yet or missed the invitation, please contact Jean at 413-263-6828, ext. 291.


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