Monday, April 18, 2016

League of Women Voters looks to host meeting to increase voter turnout

The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County will hold a community discussion to talk about ways to increase voter participation.

 The meeting - which takes place at 6 p.m. on April 28 at Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law - comes as roughly 42 percent of the county's registered voters participated in the March primary.

The discussion will begin with a panel moderated Georgiana Vines, a veteran political columnist for The Knoxville News Sentinel.

The panel will include:
  • Cameron Brooks, Chair, Knox County Democratic Party
  • Buddy Burkhardt, Chairman, Knox County Republican Party
  • Chris Davis, Assistant Administrator of Elections, Knox County Election Commission
  • De'Ossie Dingus, Sr., President and Executive Director, Alliance House Community of Knoxville
  • Ann Strange, Voter Services Chair, League of Women Voters of Knoxville and Knox County
  • Allan Wilford, PhD Candidate, University of Tennessee, Political Science 
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Visitors to LMU Law are welcome to park in the faculty/staff lot, located on campus. Parking is also available in either the Walnut Street Garage at the corner of Locust Street and Summer Place, Market Square Parking Garage at the corner of Wall Avenue and Walnut Street, or the Locust Street Parking Garage at the corner of Union Avenue and Locust Street.

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