The Knox County Democrats will skip their usual potluck and delay their business meeting until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 so they may attend a public forum on Voting and Election Reform Proposals in Maine.

The forum will take place in Watts Hall in Thomaston from 5 to 7 p.m. It is sponsored by the Coastal Senior College and the Maine League of Women Voters and is free and open to all citizens.

This will be an outstanding opportunity for all voters to hear historical and ongoing efforts to protect voting rights, to reform campaign financing and to secure and strengthen the Maine Clean Elections Act from a panel of nonpartisan public advocates here in Maine. The panel will be: Ann Luther, advocacy chairman for the League of Women Voters of Maine; Shenna Bellows, executive director of the Maine Civil Liberties Union and Andrew Bossie, executive director of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections. The moderator will be Barbara Kaufman of the League of Women Voters of Maine.

A major part of the program will be a facilitated conversation with citizens in attendance.

Any voters who will be working to gather petition signatures for the expected citizens’ initiative ballot to restore and strengthen Maine Clean Elections will find the presentations and the discussion at this event extremely helpful.

The Knox County Democrats will move to Stella Maris for the business meeting. Pizza will be available. There will be the usual committee reports, election of an additional Knox member to the state Platform Committee and planning for an October yard sale. The meeting will adjourn by 9 p.m.

For more information, please contact vice chairman Bruce Hodsdon at 372-6536 or brucehodsdon@gmail.com.