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More candidate debates for local positions

Voters say debates to get to know the candidates are helpful.

Posted: Jul 29, 2018 9:29 AM
Updated: Jul 29, 2018 1:05 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - After weeks of local debates in Rochester, voters are one step closer to deciding on candidates to support in the upcoming primary elections. 

So far local candidates have particated in 6 different debates for different positions. Voters said these opportunities to get to know candidates have been helpful. 

Jessica Kuck of Rochester has attended some debates and while she said they are helpful, they are limiting to a few topics. 

"There's more than those topics out there. To get a holistic, balanced, responsible approach to how our city is going to be governed, there are more than those topics," she said. 

Kuck suggests voters still take time to research the candidates running to see their stances on other issues that may be important to them, because voting in the primary election, is important. 

"Because that is what shapes your ballot in November. And so you want to make sure a candidate who represents things that are important to you is on your ballot in November," Kuck said. 

Candidates will be participating in a 'virtual debate' this upcoming week. Find more information here

To learn how to register to vote, click here

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