Candidate night canceled over lack of bipartisan participation

NEW PHILADELPHIA − The League of Women Voters of Tuscarawas County has canceled a candidates night it had scheduled for Oct. 5 because only one party's candidates planned to participate.

"We are a nonpartisan group and we invited candidates from both parties to the event," the organization announced on Friday. "After sending reminders this week, we were only able to secure candidates from one party. According to the guidelines of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, we cannot move forward with the event and remain nonpartisan without candidates from both parties."

The event was scheduled to take place at at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

The organization’s voters' guide is available at lwvtusc.org.

This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: Candidate night canceled over lack of bipartisan participation