Meet The Candidate General Election

Thank You West Volusia Candidates

The West Volusia NAACP is proud to sponsor its final community meet the candidate forum prior to the general election. The Meet The Candidates General Election Forum 2020 event will take place on Sat, Sept 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM and will be streaming live on Youtube and Facebook. This event will have voter registration information available.  Your participation in this event is vital to the West Volusia community so citizens may get to know you as a candidate and better understand your platform. This event is open to all candidates that plan to represent citizens in West Volusia County which includes county, municipal, state, and federal elections.

Dear Candidates, please click here to register Candidate Registration

Please note that the deadline to register below will be Tuesday, September 15th, 2020. We are a non profit organization, please consider making a donation to our branch. Please see options below.

  1. A Justice donor donation of $75.00 Donation includes

  • Your name and campaign shown as a participant of this event on our Social Media and Political Action Website
  • Recognition as a donor
  • Click to Register

2. A Liberty donor of $100.00 Includes

  • Your name and campaign shown as a participant of this event on our Social Media and Political Action Website
  • Recognition as a donor
  • Your participation in the Question and Answer Forum with or without your opponent. 
  • Click to Register

3. A Freedom donor of $150.00 Includes

  • Your name and face shown as a participant of this event on our Social Media and Political Action Website
  • Your participation in the Question and Answer Forum with or without your opponent.
  • You get to give a 5 minute recorded and unedited message to our members after the forum
  • Click to Register

 

*The NAACP does not endorse any political candidate or political party.

 

FAQ’s

Is the NAACP partisan?

No, the NAACP does not endorse candidates or political parties, or engage in direct campaigning.  As the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the NAACP actively works with our more than 2,000 branches to inform and encourage civic engagement through voter registration activities and public forums, and actively opposes voter discrimination and other policies that make it more difficult for citizens to cast their ballot. The NAACP works to educate all political candidates to support policies that improve access to quality education and economic opportunity, criminal justice reform, the environment, healthcare and youth empowerment, with a dedication to removing race-based hatred and discrimination from society.

What does the Question and Answer Forum entail?

The Q&A Forum is an educational opportunity for the public to get to know you as a candidate. This segment of the event will consist of candidates being asked questions by a moderator. The subject type of questions may include character, community issues, leadership, or issues that are important to the NAACP.  Candidates will be given an opportunity to answer the questions in a timely order as given by the moderator.  The Q&A Forum is not a Debate. All candidates that participate in the Q&A Forum are not allowed to debate each other.

What if I am a candidate and I am unable to attend?

If you submit your donation, then you may designate a representative from your campaign to solicit your campaign at your campaign table however, the representative will not be able to speak during the Q&A Forum. If you choose to be a Liberty or Freedom Donor and are unable to physically attend the forum, then we will allow your representative to notify the audience that you are unable to attend, respectfully. If you choose to be a Freedom Donor and are unable to physically attend the forum, then we will use your head shot photo from your campaign website as a participant.