We’re a little more than a week away now from the big day — Election Day 2010.
Whether you are a traditional voter like me, one who actually prefers voting on the day, or you’re one who likes taking advantage of the early voting opportunity made available to us by the Collier County Supervisor of Elections, as we said a couple of weeks ago, there’s a whole lot to consider on this year’s ballot in the way of amendments to the constitution of the state of Florida and candidates for various offices, both local and state.
Now, the Nov. 2 general election will see us selecting three Collier County School Board members to serve the students of the Collier County School District during the next four years.
To help you decide who you want representing you on the School Board, we are presenting a two-hour TV special featuring all of the candidates vying for the three open seats. The School Board Candidate Forum was made possible by the Education Foundation of Collier County, the Naples Daily News and the Pelican Bay Foundation, and was held in the Naples Daily News Gates Community Room. We’re televising rebroadcasts of the issues-based School Board Candidate Forum each evening, Oct. 25 through Nov. 1, at 6 p.m.
And there are six amendments on the ballot as well. To help you decide “yea” or “nay” on these, the Education Channel is presenting a 90-minute television special focused on them. The 2010 Florida Ballot Amendments Forum was put on by the League of Women Voters of Collier County, the Greater Naples Better Government Council, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, and the Naples Daily News. It was held at St. John the Evangelist Church. We’re televising rebroadcasts of the 2010 Florida Ballot Amendments Forum each evening, Oct. 25 through Nov. 1, at 8 p.m.
You’ll find both programs on the Education Channel, Comcast cable 99, and online at www.collierschools.com. The channel is streamed live on the site, so you can watch them at the time they’re scheduled, plus we’ve posted what we call “Webisodes” of each program there. You can watch the Webisodes at your leisure.
We thank Blue Sky Media, Inc. for producing the candidates forum for our channel, and Alpha Media, Inc. for producing the ballot amendment forum for us. Those of us here in the district’s Communications Services Department are hoping these TV specials will help you be the best informed voter you can be. Happy voting!