League of Women Voters’ online forums begin September 30

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The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County is holding its annual candidate forums online this year. It’s hosting five forums for separate positions starting with the 40th Legislative District house and state senate on Wednesday, September 30, according to a press release from the nonpartisan political group.

Links for all the forums, as well as other options for access, are on the League of Women Voters website: lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org. Questions for candidates can be submitted in advance online. The forums will be replayed on local radio and Bellingham’s public-access television throughout the weeks up to Election Day on November 3. Videos of the forum will also be available on the League of Women Voters website and on the city of Bellingham’s YouTube channel.

Forum schedule:

Wednesday, September 30, 6:30-9 p.m.: 40th Legislative District house and senate

Thursday, October 1, 6:30-9 p.m.: Whatcom County Superior Court Judge, positions 2 and 4

Wednesday, October 7, 6:30-9 p.m.: 42nd Legislative District house

Thursday, October 8, 6:30-9 p.m.: U.S. Congress, District 1

Saturday, October 10, 9:30 a.m.-noon: U.S. Congress, District 2, and Whatcom County Public Utility District Commissioner

The forums for the 40th Legislative District and Congressional races are co-sponsored by Skagit County League of Women Voters. The Northern Lightand the Lynden Tribuneare media sponsors. For more information about these forums, see the League of Women Voters website, lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org or call 360/734-2366. 

Voters may update their voter registration address through Monday, October 26 at votewa.gov. New registrations are also accepted online until October 27 at sos.wa.gov/elections/register.aspx. From October 27 until Election Day, one can register in person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office in the county courthouse building at 311 Grand Street in Bellingham.

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