2020 Town Meeting Election Forums Begin January 28th
Town Meeting Day — on Tuesday, March 3rd — is everyone’s chance to weigh in on important issues in our community. To help voters better understand the people and questions on their local ballots, Channel 17/Town Meeting Television will present a series of Town Meeting Election Forums in January and February.
“Our forums give voters opportunities to learn more about the candidates and their views on important local issues — and be better-informed participants in our democracy,” says Channel Director Meghan O’Rourke.
All Chittenden County candidates, whether listed on the ballot or running write-in campaigns, are invited to appear on live candidate call-in forums. Forums air live on Comcast and Burlington Telecom cable Channels 17 and 317, online at www.ch17.tv, and will be live-streamed on Facebook and on Channel 17’s YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/TMD2020-Forums
Most forums begin at 5:25 p.m. and are held at the Channel 17 Studio, 294 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT. The public and the press are invited to attend all forums and viewers are encouraged to call 802-862-3966 to ask the candidates questions.
At press time, a handful of forums have been confirmed; additional events are planned. Visit www.cctv.org/watch-tv/elections/town-meeting for more information and a Town Meeting program schedule.
Tuesday, January 28
5:25 p.m. -- Winooski City FY21 Budget & Ballot Questions
6:00 p.m. -- Winooski FY21 School Budget Presentation & School Board Seats
Wednesday, January 29
5:25 p.m. -- South Burlington FY21 Budget & Ballot Items
6:00 p.m. -- South Burlington FY21 School Board Budget Presentation
6:35 p.m. -- South Burlington School Board Bond Presentation
Wednesday, February 5
6:00 p.m. -- Burlington City Council Ward 8
*Thursday, February 6
7:00 p.m. -- Burlington Ward 6 NPA
*Wednesday, February 12
7:00 p.m. -- Burlington Wards 1 & 8 NPA
*Thursday, February 13
6:30 p.m. -- Burlington Wards 2 & 3 NPA
Wednesday, February 19
5:25 p.m. -- Williston FY21 Budget & Ballot Items Presentation
*Thursday, February 20
6:30 p.m. -- Burlington Ward 5 NPA
*Wednesday, February 26
6:45 p.m. -- Burlington Wards 4 & 7 NPA
Tuesday, March 3
5:25 p.m. -- “Live@5:25” Town Meeting 2020 Preview Show
7:00 p.m. -- Live Election Results Show
*Locations for NPA meetings vary; watch live streams on Channel 317 or online