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October 29, 2010

1. Where to find reliable information about voting and the candidates

2. League forums wrap up for the season

In the final days before the election, the political campaigns are bombarding the voting public with advertising, mailings and robocalls. Don't believe everything you read or hear. Go to reliable sources for information about voting and the candidates:

About the Vote411.org online voter guide, in this week's issue of the Madison weekly newspaper Isthmus, Bill Lueders said this: "There is nothing partisan about the League of Women Voters' mission, to help the electorate make informed choices. There is nothing tricky or unfair in the questions it asks candidates for its helpful "Voter's Guide." And there is nothing defensible about the refusal to participate." He calls out Dane County candidates on both sides of the aisle for not responding to our questionnaire. Read the rest here.

The state and local Leagues in Wisconsin have sponsored more than 20 candidate forums for state and federal office just since the primary election in mid-September. More than 300 candidate forums and interviews - from the League of Women Voters and other trustworthy nonpartisan sources - can be viewed on WisconsinEye.

 

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