Archive for Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Candidate forum, voting machine sessions set

June 21, 2006

Three Republican candidates for governor will participate in an upcoming forum.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth. Beginning about 6:30 p.m., Leavenworth County Clerk Linda Scheer will have a new voting machine available for people to try out. The county's new voting machines will be used for the first time in the Aug. 1 primary election, and Scheer is offering voters an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the new voting method.

The candidate forum is co-sponsored by Ernest Evans' class on U.S. politics at Kansas City Kansas Community College and the Leavenworth County Republican Party.

These candidates are scheduled to speak and answer questions: Sen. Jim Barnett, Ken Canfield and former state House Speaker Robin Jennison.

In addition to Tuesday's voting machine session, Scheer invites the public to try the new machines:

  • At 10 a.m. Saturday at Planters II, 200 Shawnee St., Leavenworth.
  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m. June 29 at Lansing Community Center in Lansing City Hall. This open house is sponsored by the Lansing Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Lions Club and Kiwanis Club.

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