How do you find information about the candidate you vote for?

A friend who recently moved to a new community asked me how to find factual information about the November ballot candidates. As I thought about this, you would likely know little about local candidates unless you have lived in the same place all your life.

While we are all bombarded by flyers, commercials, and social media, we only learn what the candidates want us to know. I suggested she attend candidate forums conducted by the League of Women Voters, attend sessions sponsored by both parties, and spend time questioning the candidate should they come to your door.

I’d be interested in learning how you get to know the person who gets your vote. Please share your method of judging candidates.

that’s 30 for today.

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