Candidates also get an opening and closing statement.
KBIZ Radio and GOTV will broadcast the forum in its entirety. GOTV will also have rebroadcasts of the event.
"Parents say it's really convenient for them to be able to watch it on GOTV so they don't have to bundle the kids into [the car] or get a sitter. I used to wonder if the forum was worth it due to [a fairly low] turnout. But several people have said, 'I wouldn't know who to vote for if I didn't watch the forum on TV,'" Dell said.
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Election information The school board election will be Sept. 10. Questions about voting can be directed to the Wapello County Auditor's office. Candidates for Ottumwa school board are Michael Burton, Dr. Charles Coram, David Howard, Carol Mitchell, David Weilbrenner and Torey Young. There are three seats available.