Sunday, February 12, 2017
The New England Police Benevolent Association, Local 406 with the support of O’Maddi’s is holding a candidates forum in the Community Room of the Brown Public Library on Wednesday, February 22 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. The forum will allow each candidate to make a statement in an order drawn by lottery and each will have five minutes. Then, each candidate will be provided with a series of predetermined questions which they will answer. Eligible voters who wish to ask questions will raise their hand to be recognized by the Moderators. The Moderators will determine the order of questions. Questioners will have no longer than 30 seconds to state their questions. The questions can be directed to an individual, all the candidates, or any combination and in an order determined by the questioner. If no order is defined, the candidates will respond on a rotating basis as determined by the Moderators. The response from the candidates will be no longer than 90 seconds. The questioner will state their name and address. Ineligible voters, as determined by the Moderator, will be asked to hold their questions until after the formal meeting and speak to the candidates individually. Candidates will not answer questions from ineligible voters. Then, Each Candidate will be given 90 seconds for a closing statement. Closing statements will be in the same order as opening statements. Candidates will be able to continue their conversations after the formal meeting with interested parties.