The Asheville City Council race is getting into high gear, with nine candidates — including two incumbents — vying for three seats.
Many have already been making the rounds around town, hosting meet-and-greets and making their pitch to as many voters as they can. Many have also launched online efforts, with such social media tools as Twitter and Facebook, to get their messages out to as many voters as possible.
For those just starting to tune in to the race, have no fear: You’ve still got plenty of time to learn more and make up your mind about which candidates deserve your support. To help with that endeavor, Xpress has a cover story coming Aug. 17 to fill you in on the candidates’ qualifications and goals. In the mean time, we offer a basic guide to stimulate your own inquiries, with information on where to find the candidates online and in-person.
Where to find the candidates online:
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Tuesday, Sept. 20, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Pack’s Tavern (20 South Spruce St. in downtown Asheville)
Candidate meet and greet hosted by the League of Women Voters of Asheville–Buncombe County
Thursday, Sept. 22
Primary One-Stop / Absentee Voting Period begins
Thursday, Sept. 22, 10–11 p.m.
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company (675 Merrimon Ave.)
Candidate forum hosted by the Buncombe County Young Democrats
Saturday, Oct. 8
Primary One-Stop / Absentee Voting Period ends
Tuesday, Oct. 11
Primary Election Day
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Masonic Temple (80 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville)
Candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Asheville–Buncombe County
Thursday, Oct. 20
One-Stop / Absentee Voting Period begins
Saturday, Nov. 5
One-Stop / Absentee Voting Period ends
Tuesday, Nov. 8
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