More election forums scheduled

• Democrats to host ballot discussion

The Democratic Club of the High Desert will host a ballot proposition workshop Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11:30 a.m. in the patio room of Homestead Family Restaurant.

“If you are confused about any of these measures, you are not alone,” said a spokesperson. “Paid ads both supporting and opposing the propositions have been criticized as borderline fraudulent.”

Following lunch, the club members will host an informal workshop, with assistance from Lois Watson from the Bakersfield League of Women Voters.

Participants will be invited to break up into small groups assigned to discuss 3 or 4 of the ballot propositions. Following the group discussions, all present will reconvene in order to hear the selected propositions’ pros and cons from each, followed by time for questions.

The public is invited to attend. Members and guests are responsible for purchasing their own food and beverages.


• AAUW holds election forum

The American Association of University Women will host an informational forum, intended to be non-partisan and non-confrontational, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at the Historic USO Building.

“Election Day will be on Tuesday, Nov. 6,” said a spokesperson. ‘Are you confused about what the propositions mean and how they would affect you?

“The goal is to help people understand this ballot.” Topics of discussion will include the 11 propositions possible the measures.

“Learn what the propositions are, what they mean, what the consequences would be and the pros and cons of each.”

Attendees will also be able to meet the IWV Water District Board of Directors candidates.

College students

to host candidates

Student Government of Cerro Coso Community College will hold a candidate forum Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the community room on the 3rd floor of the main building.

Candidates running for offices of mayor, Kern Community College District Board of Trustees and City Council have been invited to participate. Students will research topics to develop questions for each candidate.

College officials noted the school is politically neutral and does not endorse or promote any candidates, party, or platform.

The forum will give candidates an opportunity to express their views openly so participants can understand their positions and make informed voting choices.

Parking permits will not be enforced during the event, and light refreshments will be served.

Story First Published: 2018-10-19