Muni League seeking volunteers

The Municipal League is looking for volunteers to help their fellow citizens be well-informed before they vote.

  • Monday, June 2, 2008 3:19pm
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The Municipal League is looking for volunteers to help their fellow citizens be well-informed before they vote.

The volunteers evaluate political candidates for a variety of public offices. Activities include researching work histories and references of candidates, interviewing candidates and recommending candidate ratings. The final result is a Voter’s Guide designed to provide nonpartisan information prior to the Aug. 21 primary.

Candidates are rated on four criteria: Involvement, Character, Effectiveness and Knowledge. The league does not use partisan criteria and does not endorse candidates.

Volunteers will be asked to evaluate candidates only to determine their fitness for office.

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