News­pa­pers, QAC-TV team up for video fo­rum

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Obituaries -

CEN­TRE­VILLE — The Bay Times and Record Ob­server news­pa­pers are part­ner­ing with QACTV to host a county com­mis­sion can­di­date video fo­rum to pro­mote an in­formed vot­ing pub­lic.

“The con­cept of a video fo­rum that we in­tro­duced in 2014 worked well and gave all can­di­dates a chance to be heard at a time that would work with their sched­ule, so we de­cided to re­peat it,” said ed­i­tor An­gela Price. “Very few peo­ple want to spend two to three hours at a night meet­ing. With our video fo­rum con­cept, both the can­di­dates and the pub­lic can par­tic­i­pate at their con­ve­nience.”

“We’re glad to work in part­ner­ship with Ch­e­sa­peake Pub­lish­ing and pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for the cit­i­zens to get to know the can­di­dates a lit­tle bet­ter,” said Ge­orge Har­vey, QAC-TV man­ager.

All 10 can­di­dates for Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sion were in­vited to take part in the fo­rum. Each par­tic­i­pant was given the same ques­tions and the same amount of time to an­swer each ques­tion.

QAC-TV filmed the in­di­vid­ual in­ter­views with re­porter Han­nah Combs. Each will be posted as a YouTube video on myeast­ern­ and also run on QAC-TV. Vot­ers can watch them all at once or view one can­di­date at a time. The videos run less than 15 min­utes each.

Each can­di­date was asked to in­tro­duce them­selves, ex­plain why they want to be com­mis­sioner and de­scribe the top is­sues fac­ing the county. Then they were asked six top­i­cal ques­tions, sev­eral of which had been sug­gested by read­ers.

Watch for ads in the lo­cal pa­pers and on QAC-TV an­nounc­ing when the videos are ready. In­ter­views will be com­pleted this week.

“We hope to have the video fo­rum up for view­ing by next week,” Price said.

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