CCTV to broadcast Antioch city council Election Preview voter education forums beginning Thursday night

Contra Costa County voters can watch the local “Election Preview” voter education forums starting Wednesday, September 21, 2022. This programming offers Contra Costa voters a chance to become informed about candidates before casting their ballots. Moderators for the roundtables are Claudine Wong, KTVU anchor and reporter, Bob Butler, KCBS reporter, and Alan Wang, Public Information Officer with the County and former ABC7 News anchor and reporter.

“Election Preview voter education has been airing on Contra Costa Television for more than 22 years to help inform and engage residents,” said Board Chair, Supervisor Karen Mitchoff. “Through television and online access, County residents can become more informed ahead of the November 8th Election. Be sure to vote and make your voice heard.”

The voter education forums available via broadcast and online, include the following:

Antioch City Council District 1

Participating candidates: Incumbent Tamisha Torres-Walker, challenger Joy Motts

DELTA Comcast Channel 24 East County

  • Thursday 09/22/2022 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 09/24/2022 2:00 PM
  • Sunday 09/25/2022 5:00 PM
  • Monday 09/26/2022 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday 09/27/2022 12:00 PM
  • Friday 09/30/2022 4:00 PM
  • Monday 10/17/2022 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10/25/2022 11:00 AM
  • Saturday 11/05/2022 5:00 PM

CCTV Comcast 27, Astound 32, and AT&T U-Verse 99

  • Saturday 09/24/2022 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10/05/2022 6:30 PM
  • Friday 10/14/2022 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 11/02/2022 3:30 PM

Candidate Diane-Gibson Gray did not participate. Asked her reason she responded, “I had hand surgery on Sept. 7 and my follow up appointment was the same day (as the forum) and it overlapped the recording time. I told Martha Goralka” (of the League of Women Voters).

Antioch City Council District 4

Participating candidates: Incumbent Monica Wilson, challengers, including District 3 Councilwoman Lori Ogorchock and Sandra White

DELTA Comcast Channel 24 East County

  • Thursday 09/22/2022 7:30 PM
  • Saturday 09/24/2022 2:30 PM
  • Sunday 09/25/2022 5:30 PM
  • Monday 09/26/2022 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday 09/27/2022 5:00 PM
  • Friday 09/30/2022 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 10/06/2022 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 10/20/2022 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday 11/02/2022 7:00 PM

CCTV Comcast 27, Astound 32, and AT&T U-Verse 99

  • Saturday 09/24/2022 7:30 PM
  • Friday 10/07/2022 10:30 AM
  • Monday 10/24/2022 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday 11/01/2022 8:00 PM

Shawn Pickett was unable to attend due to taking care of an aunt who lives out of town and is in poor health due to a recent stroke.

The Election Preview’s pre-recorded discussions will air on community TV channels throughout Contra Costa County. Watch Contra Costa Television (CCTV) on Comcast Channel 27, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, and Astound Channels 32 and 1027. In East Contra Costa County, tune into Delta TV. In Central Contra Costa County, watch Concord TV, City Channel, Walnut Creek (WCTV), and CATV. In West Contra Costa, watch KCRT, Pinole TV, and Hercules TV. Check your local cable channel lineup. For dates and times, see the TV schedule: www.contracosta.ca.gov/7626. The Election Preview videos will also be available online on the Contra Costa Television YouTube channel.

Contra Costa County Elections Division is partnering with the County’s Office of Communications & Media and Contra Costa Television, the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, and the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa. Contra Costa Television is also receiving production assistance from the cities of Walnut Creek, Concord, and Richmond.

Residents who wish to view the Election Preview forums and learn more about the upcoming General Election on November 8, 2022, can go to the Elections Division website cocovote.us for the most up-to-date and accurate information on local elections.

All eligible Contra Costa voters will receive a Vote by Mail Ballot for the November 8th General Election.  County Voter Information Guides will be mailed out to voters by September 29th, and ballots will be mailed by October 10th.  You can register to vote or check your registration status at the Elections Division website cocovote.us. Voters can track their ballots through the election process at wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov.

For more information about Election Preview programming, visit the County website at https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/8632/Election-Preview.

Please check back for any updates to this report.

Allen D. Payton contributed to this report.

 

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