Now that Mahaska County Supervisor and Sheriff candidate filings are locked down, the next date on the horizon will be when residents turn up to vote in the primaries on June 7. Between now and then, many will be doing homework on candidates to better prepare to cast their vote.
The Oskaloosa Herald, in partnership with KBOE, the Communication Research Institute, and the William Penn Digital Communication Program, has scheduled a local forum featuring Mahaska County Supervisor and Sheriff candidates for Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the ISU Extension Office, located at 212 North I Street in Oskaloosa.
From 5:30 to 6:10 p.m., Mahaska County Sheriff candidates will be invited to take questions from the media and public. There will be a five-minute intermission following, and Mahaska County Supervisors candidates will then go under the microscope from 6:15 to 7 p.m.
Students from the William Penn University Digital Communication Program will also be helping out at this event to gain insight on political coverage.
The forum, which was originally started by the Women League of Voters and has since been continued by local media, aims to give Mahaska County residents a chance to learn more about each candidate before casting their vote in the primaries on June 7.
Beverages and refreshments will be provided at this political forum and there is no charge to attend.