Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. This calendar includes our own meetings as well as community events which may be of particular interest to our membership.

2018-2019 Schedule

We follow the academic calendar and have at least one activity per month from August to May. We do not meet in December.

For the 2018-2019 calendar, membership meetings will generally be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, however, due to availability of speakers or facilities, there may be some variance in that schedule.

Since 2018 is an election year, we expect to be offering candidate forums ahead of all contested general elections in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.

Check back often for updates as we confirm events.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
 
Rutherford County Election Commission
1 South Side Square
Suite 103
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Last Day to Register to Vote. In order to vote in the August 2nd election, you must be registered by July 3. You can now register online at https://ovr.govote.tn.gov/.

You can also register by mail or in person at the Election Commission office. See http://election.rutherfordcountytn.gov/register.html for the registration form and more information, and https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/ to check your voting status, including address.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
6:00-7:00 PM
Historic Rutherford County Courthouse
Murfreesboro Public Square
Rutherford County School Board Forum. Candidates for the Rutherford County School Board on the August 2nd ballot will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and respond to a moderator's questions on a timed basis.

This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County in conjunction with Rutherford County TV (RCTV).

This event will be recorded, rebroadcast, and available to stream online.

The public is invited to attend. No partisan or candidate promotional materials may be on display during the debate. Audience should be seated 10 minutes prior.

A question pool is developed by a League committee with citizen input. You may submit suggested questions to the League at lwvrutherford@gmail.com. The moderator, who is chosen with the assistance of MTSU's American Democracy Project, is not publicly aligned with any candidate and makes the final determination of questions.

You can now stream this forum at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro-A9DKhdIM&list=PLWIYzdSyXkTMDeqN0XHoAsV4s1BFLMS6q&index=3&t=0s

or check the RCTV broadcast schedule at http://rutherfordcountytn.gov/rctv/current-schedule.htm

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
7:30-8:00 PM
Historic Rutherford County Courthouse
Murfreesboro Public Square
Rutherford County Mayor Candidate Forum. Candidates for Rutherford County Mayor on the August 2nd ballot will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and respond to a moderator's questions on a timed basis. This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County in conjunction with Rutherford County TV (RCTV).

The public is invited to attend. This event will be recorded, rebroadcast, and available to stream online.

No partisan or candidate promotional materials may be on display during the debate. Audience should be seated 10 minutes prior.

A question pool is developed by a League committee with citizen input. You may submit suggested questions to the League at lwvrutherford@gmail.com. The moderator, who is chosen with the assistance of MTSU's American Democracy Project, is not publicly aligned with any candidate and makes the final determination of questions.

We were unable to offer the mayoral forum as scheduled. Candidate Heather Brown did not appear as expected; candidate Bill Ketron was present and addressed only those in attendance since our rules prohibit televising an empty chair debate.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8:30-9:15 PM
Historic Rutherford County Courthouse
Murfreesboro Public Square
Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Forum. Candidates for Rutherford County Sheriff on the August 2nd ballot will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and respond to a moderator's questions on a timed basis. This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County in conjunction with Rutherford County TV (RCTV).

This event will be recorded, rebroadcast, and available to stream online.

The public is invited to attend. No partisan or candidate promotional materials may be on display during the debate. Audience should be seated 10 minutes prior.

A question pool is developed by a League committee with citizen input. You may submit suggested questions to the League at lwvrutherford@gmail.com. The moderator, who is chosen with the assistance of MTSU's American Democracy Project, is not publicly aligned with any candidate and makes the final determination of questions.

You can now stream this forum at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcfUIztpN9I&index=3&list=PLWIYzdSyXkTMDeqN0XHoAsV4s1BFLMS6q

or check the RCTV broadcast schedule at http://rutherfordcountytn.gov/rctv/current-schedule.htm

Thursday, July 12, 2018
6:00-7:15 PM
Historic Rutherford County Courthouse
Murfreesboro Public Square
Rutherford County Commission Candidate Forum: Districts 4 ,6 ,7, and 8. Candidates for the indicated districts of the Rutherford County Commission on the August 2nd ballot will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and respond to a moderator's questions on a timed basis.

Note that other districts are offered in a separate forum following this one. Some contested races may not be having a forum if the majority of candidates did not agree to participate.

If you're unsure of your commission district, enter your address in the map at http://election.rutherfordcountytn.gov/map_commission.htm

or enter your info here and check the "County District" https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/

This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County in conjunction with Rutherford County TV (RCTV).

This event will be recorded, rebroadcast, and available to stream online.

The public is invited to attend. No partisan or candidate promotional materials may be on display during the debate. Audience should be seated 10 minutes prior.

A question pool is developed by a League committee with citizen input. You may submit suggested questions to the League at lwvrutherford@gmail.com. The moderator, who is chosen with the assistance of MTSU's American Democracy Project, is not publicly aligned with any candidate and makes the final determination of questions.

Both county commission forums are now available for streaming in the same video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsCUKwT02Hg&index=4&list=PLWIYzdSyXkTMDeqN0XHoAsV4s1BFLMS6q

or check the RCTV broadcast schedule at http://rutherfordcountytn.gov/rctv/current-schedule.htm

Thursday, July 12, 2018
7:30-8:45 PM
Historic Rutherford County Courthouse
Murfreesboro Public Square
Rutherford County Commission Candidate Forum: Districts 13, 18, 19, and 21. Candidates for the indicated districts of the Rutherford County Commission on the August 2nd ballot will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and respond to a moderator's questions on a timed basis.

Note that other districts are offered in a separate forum preceding this one. Some contested races may not be having a forum if the majority of candidates did not agree to participate.

If you're unsure of your commission district, enter your address in the map at http://election.rutherfordcountytn.gov/map_commission.htm

or enter your info here and check the "County District" https://tnmap.tn.gov/voterlookup/

This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County in conjunction with Rutherford County TV (RCTV).

This event will be recorded, rebroadcast, and available to stream online.

The public is invited to attend. No partisan or candidate promotional materials may be on display during the debate. Audience should be seated 10 minutes prior.

A question pool is developed by a League committee with citizen input. You may submit suggested questions to the League at lwvrutherford@gmail.com. The moderator, who is chosen with the assistance of MTSU's American Democracy Project, is not publicly aligned with any candidate and makes the final determination of questions.

Both county commission forums are now available for streaming in the same video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsCUKwT02Hg&index=4&list=PLWIYzdSyXkTMDeqN0XHoAsV4s1BFLMS6q

This particular forum starts at approximately 1 hour and 12 minutes into the video.

or check the RCTV broadcast schedule at http://rutherfordcountytn.gov/rctv/current-schedule.htm

Friday, July 13, 2018
at various times
Various locations Early Voting Begins. for the August 2nd election. Early voting is available at 7 locations throughout the county. See

http://election.rutherfordcountytn.gov/early-voting.html

for locations and times. Also see more about the August 2nd election below.

Monday, July 16, 2018
4:30 - 6:00 PM
L&L Contracting
25 S. Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Candidate Mixer. Locally Owned Murfreesboro and the League of Women Voters of Rutherford County are co-hosting a mixer with candidates for the Murfreesboro City Council and Murfreesboro City School Board.

There are seven candidates on the ballot running for three open seats on the City Council, including two incumbents. They are Byron Glenn (withdrawn from race), Vice Mayor Madelyn Scales Harris, Councilman Rick LaLance, Ronnie Martin, Nancy Rainier, Terry Schneider, and Shawn Wright.

There are five candidates on the ballot running for three open seats on the City School Board. They are Roseann Barton, Kevin Fisher, Becky Goff, Phil King and Amanda Moore.

There is also a City School Board Special Election to fill an unexpired term of Jared Barrett on the City School Board. Those candidates are Geoffrey Herring, David LaRoche, Kari Neely and Jimmy Richardson.

This is your chance to meet the candidates. All city candidates are invited. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Monday, July 16, 2018
6:00-6:45 PM
Murfreesboro City Hall
111 West Vine Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
City School Board Candidate Forum - GENERAL Election. Candidates for the Murfreesboro City School Board on the August 2nd ballot will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and respond to a moderator's questions on a timed basis.

Please note that there is also a SPECIAL election to fill an unexpired term on the school board; that forum follows this one.

This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County in conjunction with Murfreesboro CityTV and the City of Murfreesboro Communications Department.

This event will be recorded, rebroadcast, and available to stream online.

The public is invited to attend. No partisan or candidate promotional materials may be on display in the Council Chambers during the debate. Audience should be seated 10 minutes prior.

A question pool is developed by a League committee with citizen input. You may submit suggested questions to the League at lwvrutherford@gmail.com. The moderator, who is chosen with the assistance of MTSU's American Democracy Project, is not publicly aligned with any candidate and makes the final determination of questions.

The forum is now available for streaming at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON8rdTMh9q8&t=4s

or check the CityTV schedule for broadcast times: https://www.murfreesborotn.gov/111/CityTV-Program-Schedule-Location

Monday, July 16, 2018
7:00-7:30 PM
Murfreesboro City Hall
111 West Vine Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
City School Board Candidate Forum-SPECIAL Election. Candidates for the Murfreesboro City School Board SPECIAL ELECTION on the August 2nd ballot will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and respond to a moderator's questions on a timed basis.

The SPECIAL election is being held to fill an unexpired term on the school board; voters will also be selecting 3 school board members in the General Election, and that forum precedes this one.

This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County in conjunction with Murfreesboro CityTV and the City of Murfreesboro Communications Department.

This event will be recorded, rebroadcast, and available to stream online.

The public is invited to attend. No partisan or candidate promotional materials may be on display in the Council Chambers during the debate. Audience should be seated 10 minutes prior.

A question pool is developed by a League committee with citizen input. You may submit suggested questions to the League at lwvrutherford@gmail.com. The moderator, who is chosen with the assistance of MTSU's American Democracy Project, is not publicly aligned with any candidate and makes the final determination of questions.

The forum is now available for streaming at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_T6MuuFmKU&t=94s

or check the CityTV schedule for broadcast times: https://www.murfreesborotn.gov/111/CityTV-Program-Schedule-Location

Monday, July 16, 2018
7:45-8:45 PM
Murfreesboro City Hall
111 West Vine Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Murfreesboro City Council Candidate Forum. Candidates for the Murfreesboro City Council on the August 2nd ballot will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and respond to a moderator's questions on a timed basis.

This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County in conjunction with Murfreesboro CityTV and the City of Murfreesboro Communications Department.

This event will be recorded, rebroadcast, and available to stream online.

The public is invited to attend. No partisan or candidate promotional materials may be on display in the Council Chambers during the debate. Audience should be seated 10 minutes prior.

A question pool is developed by a League committee with citizen input. You may submit suggested questions to the League at lwvrutherford@gmail.com. The moderator, who is chosen with the assistance of MTSU's American Democracy Project, is not publicly aligned with any candidate and makes the final determination of questions.

The forum is now available for streaming at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oQAR33Pdww&t=1013s

or check the CityTV schedule for broadcast times: https://www.murfreesborotn.gov/111/CityTV-Program-Schedule-Location

Saturday, July 28, 2018
at various times
Various locations Last Day of Early Voting. for August 2nd election. Early voting is available at 7 locations throughout the county. See http://election.rutherfordcountytn.gov/early-voting.html

for locations and times. Also see more about the August 2nd election below.

Thursday, August 2, 2018
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Your Choice of Voting Centers throughout Rutherford County Election Day - State and Federal Primary plus General Elections for Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City. You will be voting for:

State and Federal Primaries:

TN Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress 4th District, TN Senate 13th District, TN House of Representatives 34th, 37th, 48th & 49th District Nominees, Party Committeemen & Committeewomen, Judicial Retention Questions, Smyrna Town Court Clerk

Rutherford County General Election:

Mayor, Trustee, Sheriff, County Clerk, Circuit Court Clerk, Register of Deeds, County Commissioners Districts 1-21, Circuit Court Judge Div. III (Unexpired term), General Session Judge, Part II (Unexpired term) School Board Zones 1, 4, 7 Road Board Zones 1, 4, 7

Murfreesboro City Election:

Mayor, 3 Council Member Seats, 3 School Board Seats

2018 Election Info: http://election.rutherfordcountytn.gov/2018-election.htm

About Election Day Voting Centers: http://election.rutherfordcountytn.gov/precinct.htm

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
5:15 PM
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
LWV Board Meeting. Agenda will be sent to board members by email.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
6:00 PM Social; 6:30 Program Start
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
General Membership Meeting. This will be our first regular membership meeting after summer break. Program information forthcoming.