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Fair Election Practices Campaign 2016

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The 2016 Fair Election Practices Campaign (FEPC) began on August 15th. This campaign was first established in the 1970s to promote issue-oriented and civil campaigning among candidates for public office. All candidates have been requested to sign a pledge to that effect. The FEPC Committee was established to hear complaints from those who feel their opponent has violated the pledge.

This year, the Pledge Signing/Press Conference will be on Wednesday, September 7th at noon in the Atrium of the Monroe County Office Building. Everyone is invited to attend this event.

The League of Women Voters/Rochester Metro Area (LWV/RMA) and The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester (TIAR) select the FEPC Committee members. Two members who have been politically involved as Republicans and two as Democrats are selected. In the search for the four members of the committee, a major effort is made to select those individuals who are known for their fairness and sound judgment, and who can be relied upon to give the facts of any case their due consideration and reach conclusions based only on the evidence and not their partisan leanings.

A fifth person is selected as Chairperson who must possess a level of honesty, integrity and lack of bias that is recognized by the community at ,,large.

To maintain balance on the FEPC Committee, alternates from each party are also selected to serve in the place of a committee member who is unable to participate in any particular hearing.

The 2016 FEPC Committee members are, in alphabetical order,: Jim Morris (Chair), Bob Brown, Ralph Esposito, Lois Giess and Channing Philbrick. Alternates shall be: Tom Frey, Peter Knapp, Susan Kramarsky, Jim Peters, Sue Roberts, and Mary Ann Thorpe.

LWV/RMA and TIAR look forward to a fair, issue-oriented 2015 campaign season.

Documents for the Fair Election Practices Campaign 2016

Fair Campaign Pledge 2016

FEPC Complaint Form 2016

FEPC Hearing Procedures 2016

Invitation to candidates 2016

Decisions of the Fair Elections Practice Committee 2016

The decisions and documents are PDF documents. Depending upon your browser, you may be able to read them in your browser. If not, they can be read using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the latest version.


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