League Of Women Voters Schedules Six Forums For Voters To Meet Candidates


In line with its mission to increase citizen participation in government and educate voters, the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Nassau County and individual local Leagues have scheduled six candidates’ forums for the month of October to help people make informed choices in the Nov. 5 general election.

The dates and basic details about each forum are given in chronological order below. The LWV encourages all Nassau County voters to take advantage of this free and convenient opportunity to meet their candidates, learn their positions on important issues, and ask specific questions.

For additional details about each forum, call 516-431-1628 and/or go to lwvofnassaucounty.org. For voting information, and New Yorker’s new early voting options and sites, go to lwvofnassaucounty.org and VOTE411.org.

Then vote on or before Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Candidates’ Forums

Town of Hempstead Supervisor 

Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.

Molloy College Madison Theater, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Laura Gillen* (D), Donald X. Clavin, Jr. (R), Diane Madden (LBT)

Nassau County District Attorney

Tuesday, Oct, 15, at 7 p.m.

Castle Gould Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point, NY 11959

Madeline Singas* (D), Francis X. McQuade (R)

Glen Cove Mayor

Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Glen Cove Middle School, 1 Forest Ave., Glen Cove, NY 11542

Reggie Spinello (R,C,I), Timothy J. Tenke* (D,WF)

Town of North Hempstead and Nassau County

Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset, NY 11030

ToNH Receiver of Taxes 

Charles Berman* (D), Ron Rochester (R) 

Nassau County District 9

Mal Nathan (D), Richard Nicolello* (R) 

Nassau County District 10

Ellen Birnbaum* (D), Helene Sherman (R), Blay Tarnoff (L)  

Nassau County District 11

Delia DeRiggi-Whitton* (D), James M. Greenberg (R) 

ToNH Supervisor

Judi Bosworth* (D), David Redmond (R)

ToNH District 2

Ragini Srivastava (R), Peter Zuckerman* (D), Cassandra Lems (G)

ToNH District 4

David Yaudoon Chiang (R), Veronica Lurvey* (D)

ToNH District 6

Mariann Dalimonte (D), Dina De Giorgio* (R) 

City of Glen Cove Council (vote for 6)

Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m.

Glen Cove Middle School, 1 Forest Ave., Glen Cove, NY 11542

Joseph Capobianco* (R,C,I), Nicholas A. DiLeo, Jr.* (R,C I), Eve Lupenko-Ferrante (D,WF), Kevin P. Maccarone* (R,C,I), Donna M. McNaughton (R,C,I), Pamela D. Panzenbeck* (R,C,I), John Perrone (D), Kenneth E. Pilla (R,C,I), Danielle Fugazy Scagliola (D,WF), Marsha Silverman* (D,WF), Gaitley Stevenson-Mathews (D,WF), Stephen A. Suozzi (GCV), Rocco Totino (D,WF)

City of Long Beach and Nassau County

Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m.

Long Beach Public Library, 111 W Park Ave., Long Beach, NY 11561

Nassau County Legislative District #4

Denise A. Ford* (R,C,I), Jeffrey P. Saxon (D,WF)

Long Beach City Council (vote for 3)

Michael A. Delury (R,C,I), Chumi Diamond* (WF), Lauren M. Doddato-Goldman (R,C,I), Anthony P. Eramo* (WF), Karen McInnis (D), Anissa D. Moore* (R,C,I), James E. Mulvaney (WF), Ronald Paganini (D), Elizabeth Treston (D)


Important 2019 Election Dates

  • Oct. 11 – Final day to register and change party affiliation
  • Oct. 29 – Last day to postmark absentee ballot application
  • Oct. 26 through Nov. 3 – Early Voting Days
  • Nov. 4 – Last day to mail absentee ballot
  • Nov. 5 – Election Day and last chance to vote

Reliable Sources of Voter Information

  • VOTE411.org – League of Women Voters’ interactive website with specific information about an individual’s polling place and candidate choices as well as general voter information.
  • lwvofnassaucounty.org – LWV of Nassau County website with calendar of voter information programs and news about new voter laws, including new voting dates and places, 
  • nassaucountyny.gov/566/Board-of-Elections – Nassau County Board of Elections 

The League of Women Voters is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization open to both men and women and is dedicated to promoting political responsibility through informed and active participation in government.

—Submitted by The League of Women Voters


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