(Martinez, CA) – Contra Costa County voters can watch local “Election Preview” starting on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. This programming offers Contra Costa voters a chance to be informed on candidates and issues before casting their ballots. Moderators include Bob Butler, KCBS reporter, John Petullo, retired educator, Alan Wang, Public Information Officer, County Employment and Human Services, and Claudine Wong, KTVU reporter.

“The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors gave Contra Costa Television the mission to inform and engage residents,” said Board Chair, Supervisor Candace Andersen. “Election Preview offers an important, non-partisan discussion for our local elections. We encourage you to tune in, learn more about the candidates and issues, and make your voices heard by voting.”

The 18 forums recorded so far, include the following races:

Ambrose Recreation & Park District Director Antioch City Council District 1 Antioch City Council District 3 Antioch Mayor 
Bart Board District 1 Brentwood Mayor Central Sanitary District Concord City Council District 2
Contra Costa Board of Education Area 3Contra Costa Community College District Ward 5 Danville Town Council Discovery Bay Community Services Director 
El Cerrito City Council Oakley City CouncilPittsburg City CouncilSan Pablo City Council
San Ramon MayorWalnut Creek City Council 

Election Preview’s pre-recorded discussions will air on Contra Costa Television (CCTV): Comcast Channel 27, Wave Channel 32, and AT&T U-verse Channel 99. See the television broadcast schedule at www.contracosta.ca.gov/7626. You can watch the videos online starting on September 23rd on the County website at www.contracosta.ca.gov/7097. Contra Costa County Elections Division is partnering with the County’s Office of Communications & Media, the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, and the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa.

County Clerk-Recorder Debi Cooper expressed, “We appreciate the Board’s support and the opportunity to work with the League of Women Voters and CCTV to bring you valuable access to information. To keep the public, our employees and volunteers safe during this pandemic, we are promoting voting early and by mail. We will have multiple ways for you to drop off your ballot or vote in person, including early voting sites beginning October 30th. Locations of early voting and drop off sites can be found on the Elections Division website at www.cocovote.us or in your Voter Information Guide, which will be mailed to voters on September 24th.

All registered Contra Costa voters will receive a Vote by Mail Ballot for the November 3rd Election. The deadline for voter registration is October 19, 2020.  You can register or check your registration atregistertovote.ca.gov. Voters can track their ballots at www.wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov.

The Contra Costa County Library will also present four virtual Candidate Forums before the November 3, 2020 Election. The forums scheduled to date are for Mt. Diablo Unified School District Area 3, Brentwood Union School District, and Liberty Union School District. The forums will air live on Tuesday, September 29, and Thursday, October 1, from 6 pm to 8 pm. They can be watched on the Library Facebook pageLibrary YouTube channel, and contracostatv.org.

For more information about Election Preview programming, visit the County website atwww.contracosta.ca.gov/7097

By Discovery Bay

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