The Presidential Election campaign season is upon us, and the Library can provide you with valuable information on how to register to vote and how to make educated choices on candidates and ballot measures.

Dublin Library will be hosting two live, televised DebateWatch programs.  The first is this Wednesday, October 3rd for the First Presidential Debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.  A second DebateWatch is scheduled for Monday, October 22nd for the final Presidential Debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.  Both debate programs will be from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.  The actual debates are expected to begin at 6:00 and continue until 7:30 p.m.  Former Dublin Mayor Janet Lockhart will lead a debriefing and discussion after the presidential debates.  Refreshments are being provided by the Dublin High School Gourmet Gaels Catering program.

These events are co-sponsored by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters. Staff from the Registrar of Voters will be available to answer your questions about voting and voter registration.

DebateWatch is a non-partisan, voter education program of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).  More information is at their website www.debates.org.

For a comprehensive overview of the election, check out the Library’s election guide at http://guides.aclibrary.org/elections.  This Guide provides information on how to register to vote in Alameda County, how to register to vote in California, voter guides and information, ballot measure updates, and also a short video “Why Should I Vote?”

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