As soon after the Oct. 9 primary as the general election ballots can be prepared, absentees voting by mail may acquire their ballots. Also hinging on how soon the ballots are prepared, one-stop absentee balloting will begin—but no earlier than Oct. 18; it will end Nov. 3. For further information, contact your county’s board of elections (Buncombe County: 250-4200).
Oct. 11: Panel discussion on partisan/nonpartisan elections, sponsored by Leadership Asheville Forum, 7 to 9 p.m., at UNCA’s Reuter Center. Presenters will be Charlie Hume of Let Asheville Vote, UNCA political science professor Bill Sabo, Asheville City Council members Brownie Newman and Jan Davis.
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. (This forum will be filmed by the Academic Video Production at UNCA and shown on URTV, the local public access channel 20, at various times Nov. 3 to 5. Schedule available at www.URTV.org.)
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 election 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.