DOVER — The League of Women Voters Morristown Area and the NAACP Morristown Branch, in collaboration with the Daily Record, are set to co-host in-person candidate forums for the Dover mayor’s office and four aldermen seats.
This event will take place on Wednesday, September 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the Dover Moose Lodge, 21 Sammis Avenue.
The purpose of the forum is to hear candidates’ views, not the opinions of individual voters.
The aim, as articulated by representatives of the League of Women Voters, is to foster informed voting within a nonpartisan context.
Former Mayor James Dodd, who secured more than 50% of the vote in the June Democratic primary against Edward Correa and the incumbent Mayor Carolyn Blackman, is slated to participate in a debate with independent candidate Dennis Touhey. It’s noteworthy that there is no Republican candidate on the Dover ballot, given the town’s strong Democratic leanings.
The Board of Aldermen forum will feature both Democratic and Republican candidates in all four wards. Ward 1 will see a contest between Republican Gaile Rodriguez and Democrat Claudia Toro. In Ward 2, Republican Wendy Huron Carmona will face off against Democrat Sergio Rodriguez. Ward 3 presents a race between incumbent Democrat Michael J. Scarneo and Republican William Shuler, Jr. Lastly, in Ward 4, GOP candidate William Inglis will compete with incumbent Democrat Arturo Santana.
Members of the public have the opportunity to submit questions in advance, up until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18 by clicking here.
The forum will be livestreamed on the LWV Morristown Area YouTube channel, by clicking here.
Translation will not be during live event, but can be seen on YouTube after the event.
Election Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, with the voter registration deadline for this year set for October 17. Click here to register to vote.