One-stop absentee voting is available through Oct. 6—and remember that, effective this year, you may register when you vote during the one-stop period. Visit www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/Election to view a sample primary ballot.
Oct. 4: Asheville City Council Primary Candidates’ Forum sponsored by the Asheville chapter of the NAACP; 6 p.m. at Brown Temple CME Church (34 Phifer St.).
Oct. 5: YMI Cultural Center hosts a City Council Candidates Forum from 7 to 9 p.m., moderated by Dr. Errington Thompson. The forum is organized by the YMI, The Urban News and People for Justice. For info, call 252-4614.
Oct. 9: Asheville City Council primary election.
Oct. 11: Panel discussion on partisan/nonpartisan elections, sponsored by Leadership Asheville Forum, 7 to 9 p.m., at UNCA’s Reuter Center.
Oct. 12: Voter registration closes for Nov. 6 general election.
Oct. 15: Haw Creek Community Association Candidates Forum (Asheville City Council), 7 p.m. at Evergreen Community Charter School (50 Bell Road in Haw Creek Valley).
Oct. 17: Asheville City Council Candidates Forum, 7 to 9 p.m. at UNCA’s Reuter Center (Chestnut Ridge Room), sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Kids Voting and NCCCR.
Oct. 25: Black Mountain Aldermen and Mayor Candidates Forum, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, sponsored by Black Mountain News and League of Women Voters.
Nov. 6: General lection for municipalities throughout Buncombe County, and partisan/nonpartisan election referendum for the city of Asheville.
Candidates and campaigners: Send notices of campaign events to nholder@mountainx. Notices are due the Thursday before their publication on the following Wednesday.