Absentee balloting will begin on or after Oct. 18 (depending on how quickly after the primary ballots can be prepared); it will end Nov. 3. For more information, contact your county’s board of elections (Buncombe County: 250-4200).
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. Visit www.urtv.org. for the schedule.)
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.
Oct. 31: The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its 2007 Candidates Forum with the Asheville City Council candidates, sponsored by Manpower. The event, which takes place at 4 p.m. at the chamber, is free for members; there is a $10 fee for nonmembers. For information, call 258-6122.
Nov. 3: One-stop voting ends at 1 p.m.
Nov. 5: Absentee ballots must be received by your board of elections (via mail, commercial courier service or in person) by 5 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Notices are due the Thursday before their publication on the following Wednesday.