Date(s) - 01/03/19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
What makes people care about local elections? And once they do, how do they find information to help them make their choices? City Bureau is exploring these questions as we approach the Chicago municipal election on February 26.
Last year, City Bureau Documenters conducted about 50 interviews with friends and family to discuss their knowledge about the upcoming election and where they get their information. City Bureau Documenters Field Coordinator India Daniels & Editorial Director Bettina Chang, along with Documenters who participated in the project, will share the results.
The most striking finding? Though few people considered themselves well-informed about the upcoming elections, most people said they wanted to know more … and most of them wanted to hear it from friends and family members that they trust. So as part of this #PublicNewsroom, we’ll also share tips on having productive conversations about politics with the people in your life.
This will be the first in a series of newsrooms aiming to learn what kind of information voters want + demystify elections information, leading up to February 26.