LITTLE ROCK Ark. (KTHV) -- November is nearing and elections are heating up, both nationally and locally.
Sunday, about 15 candidates, some running for U.S. Congress and others looking to be a circuit judge, met at the Central Arkansas' Main Library.
The thing they all had in common, they wanted to meet voters. The goal of this event is to educate voters and give them a chance to ask some questions, so they know who to vote for come November.
"There's been so much coverage of the national elections and I haven't seen much of the local elections and I like to be informed," says Judi Casavechia.
Information, that's one of the reasons Casavechia came out to the candidate's forum Sunday afternoon. Senator Irma Hunter Brown moderated the forum consisting of asking political candidates questions, some of those from the audience.
Four of the candidates for U.S. Congress in District 2 started off the event by taking questions. The main focus of the four was the economy. Maria Jones works for the American Association of University Women, who put on the event, and says the best part is that voters get to learn more about the candidates, "In this day and age we have Facebook and you don't get to see people in person, and this is a chance to see people in person."
They're meeting people in person to find out exactly what these candidates stand for. "I think this is really important and it's unfortunate that more people don't come to things where all the candidates are together I think that's really important and you can see the difference in the candidates more," says Casavechia.
The League of Women voters of Pulaski County also helped coordinate this forum.