Upcoming forums to feature general election candidates

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The public will have a chance to learn more about candidates appearing on the 2019 general election ballot at a series of upcoming forums.

The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County (LWV) is inviting the public to attend its upcoming forums, in which candidates will answer questions from the audience as well as from a moderator.

The first LWV forum will take place on Saturday, September 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Whatcom County council chambers, 311 Grand Avenue in Bellingham. It will feature candidates for the Whatcom County executive, sheriff and assessor positions, as well as the Whatcom County Council at-large position and the Port of Bellingham commissioner position. This forum will include a lunch break so that attendees can engage more informally with candidates.

On Saturday, October 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ferndale High School, a LWV forum will host candidates for Ferndale mayor, Ferndale City Council positions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 and the Whatcom County Council district 5 seat.

Also on Saturday, October 19 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Lynden city hall annex, a LWV forum will host candidates for Lynden city council positions 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Whatcom County Council district 4.

Separately, the Birch Bay Bible Community Church will host a candidate forum for Birch Bay and Blaine on Monday, October 14 at 7 p.m. Candidates have been invited for the Whatcom County assessor, sheriff and executive positions; county council districts 4, 5 and at-large positions; and Blaine school district director positions 2 and 4.

General election day is November 5. Voters may register or update their voter registration by visiting voter.votewa.gov, or may visit the Whatcom County auditor’s office for assistance.

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