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Candidates go public in first of forums Tuesday evening

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
November 8th, 2011

If you’ve ever dreamed of a date with a politician, or a budding politician, Tuesday is your chance.

The Nelson premiere of Speed Candi-dating will take place Tuesday night at Oso Negro (7-9 p.m.) as voters have three minutes with each of the candidates that show up.

People are asked to sign up in advance and are able to get personal and one-on-one with the issues and the candidates as they see them.

And Oso is offering food and beverages by donation, with all proceeds to Nelson CARES.

Here are a few other forums going public as the Nov. 19 voting day nears:

All Candidates Forum

Wednesday, Nov. 9

  • Organized by the West Kootenay EcoSociety and In the Koots and held at the United Church (corner of Silica and Josephine) from 7-9 p.m.

All Candidates Forum

Tuesday, Nov. 15

  • The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, the Nelson Star and 103.5 The Bridge FM are sponsoring this forum from 7-9 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

All Candidates Forum

Wednesday, Nov. 16

  • The biggest forum of the election. Held at Central School (811 Stanley) from 7-9 pm, and sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Women, the Nelson Star, the Nelson Teachers Association and School District No. 8.

Local government voter’s guides now online

The Province is encouraging eligible voters in the West Kootenay to participate in the local government election process and to vote in their communities on Saturday, Nov. 19.

To support voters, the Voter’s Guide to Local Elections in British Columbia is now available online, and can be downloaded from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development’s local government website. The guide answers basic questions eligible voters might have as they prepare to vote.

The voter’s guide is just one of many online resources voters can access on the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development’s local government website.

Voters can find guides on subjects such as campaign financing and how to support a local candidate. The site also provides important election calendar deadlines, and answers to the most commonly asked questions about local government elections.

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