League of Women Voters to hold candidate forums

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The League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area will be holding two public candidate forums during the month of September. 

The first public forum will focus on the candidates running for S.C. House Districts 118, 120, and 123.  It will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry located at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton.

The League’s second forum will feature candidates running for Districts 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 on the Beaufort County Council. It will be held Sept. 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the All Saints Episcopal Church at 3001 Meeting Street on Hilton Head.

The League has prepared questions for the candidates, but the public will have an opportunity to ask questions as well.

The League is also planning candidate forums in October for Beaufort County Board of Education positions as well as Hilton Head Island Mayoral and Town Council races.

The League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area (lwvhhi.org) does not support or oppose any candidate or party. Instead, it encourages active informed civic participation in government and increased understanding of major public policy issues.

The League encourages all Beaufort County residents eligible to vote to register. Deadlines for the Nov. 6 general election are as follows: in person by Oct. 5, at the Beaufort County Board of Voter Registration and Elections at 15 John Galt Road, Beaufort; online, by email or fax by Oct. 7; and by mail postmarked by Oct. 8.  For additional info call 843-255-6900.

To learn more about candidates in all local and statewide races visit the League-sponsored VOTE411.org.

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