ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany State University is working to make sure students are informed about local, state and federal races.
ASU's Department of History, Political Science and Public Administration hosted a political forum on campus Tuesday night.
Candidates for Dougherty Superior Court Judge, District 1 School Board and District 5 County Commissioner talked about their platforms and took questions from the audience. Organizers say although the presidential race is important, local races shouldn't be overlooked.
"We always encounter the question 'who else are we going to vote for?' and such forums are for students to know that apart from the national offices, we have other local officials also on the ballot," said ASU Assistant Political Science Professor Kwame Dankwa.
Kenneth Cutts sat in for Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop in a forum against Republican Lee Ferrell. School Board Candidate David Maschke was there.