Candidate forums available online and on cable TV

Candidate forums for the Aug. 3 primary election are being shown on cable TV and on YouTube.

Forums sponsored by Business West and Kansas City Kansas Community College are being shown on KCEC, the cable television station at KCKCC, on Channel 146 on Google TV and Channel 17 on Spectrum cable.

They are also on YouTube at

The moderator of the forums was Murrel Bland. Panelists included Elnora Jefferson, J.D. Rios and Mary Rupert. In charge of production was Randy Royer, director of media services, KCKCC.

Regular polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Five drop boxes are available for mail-in ballots, and are open through 7 p.m. Aug. 3. The five locations are Bonner Springs Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs; Edwardsville City Hall, 690 S. 4th St., Edwardsville; West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas; Election Office, 850 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, (walk up in front of building); Election Office, 850 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, on 9th Street next to the fence, creating a “drive through” path for voters to drive through to drop off their ballot from their cars; KCK City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

For more voting information, visit

The remaining candidate forum schedule on cable TV:

Monday, Aug. 2
5 p.m., UG Commissioner, at large District 2
5:30 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
6 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
7 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
7:30 p.m., UG Mayor-CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m. Wyandotte County Sheriff

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