Local voters will have an opportunity to meet and talk with candidates for the Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence school board during a Candidate Fair scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St.
Information about the $92.5 million school bond question also will be available at the event, which is sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition.
Each candidate will have a table on which to display campaign materials. No formal presentations are planned at the event, but voters will have a chance to talk with candidates informally about issues of concern to them.
The public also is invited to attend a candidate forum that will include both city and school board candidates on March 6 in the City Commission chamber in Lawrence City Hall. The school board forum will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the City Commission forum at 7:30 p.m. The forums will be televised live on the city’s Channel 25 on the Knology Broadband system.
VEC is a cooperative effort of about 15 community groups that are seeking to promote civic dialogue and broad participation of voters and candidates through community forums.