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Upcoming Whatcom County election forums

The Bellingham/Whatcom League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingham are hosting voter information forums on local candidates and state ballot measures at the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St., on Oct. 15, Oct. 18 and Oct. 22.
The Bellingham/Whatcom League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingham are hosting voter information forums on local candidates and state ballot measures at the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St., on Oct. 15, Oct. 18 and Oct. 22. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

The Bellingham/Whatcom League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingham are hosting voter information forums on local candidates and ballot measuress. The Bellingham Herald is media sponsor of the events and encourages voters to attend.

League members will moderate the panels and questions from the audience are encouraged.

Local taxe measures, U.S Representatives: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15 at Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St. Bellingham Greenways IV levy and Whatcom County EMS levy will be discussed. Candidates for 1st and second U.S. Congressional districts will speak. Doors open at 9 a.m.

State Senate and House: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St. Candidates for 40th District Senate and 42nd District representatives will speak. Doors open at 6 p.m.

State ballot issues: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 at Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St. Doors open at 9 a.m. Discussions on Initiative 732, the carbon consumption tax; Initiative 1433, raising minimum wage and requiring paid sick leave; and Initiative 1464, concerning campaign finance reform, disclosure.

Forums are televised and streamed live and will be rebroadcast on channel BTV10. They are available online at cob.org/services/education/btv10.

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