Candidates in contested races for Anderson County Commission in Districts 6, 7, and 8 in Oak Ridge, and for Anderson County School Board in District 7 have been invited to take part in a Thursday evening forum.
The candidates are expected to speak and answer questions. The unopposed candidate for School Board in District 6 will be introduced.
The forum starts at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Oak Ridge High School Amphitheater at 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike. It’s been organized by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge.
Early voting for the August 7 general election in Anderson County begins Friday, July 18, and ends Friday, August 2. Anderson County early voting sites are the Midtown Community Center (Wildcat Den) in Oak Ridge, the Community Center in Clinton, and the Anderson Crossing Shopping Center in the Norris/Andersonville area. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, a nonpartisan political organization for men and women, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy, a press release said. The League neither supports nor opposes any candidate, party, or political appointee.