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Election education

Published 9:09pm Saturday, October 13, 2012

In a little over three weeks — 23 days to be exact — registered voters will have some thoughtful choices to make. On the federal level, we will select a president and vice-president as well as our Congressional representatives. Come Nov. 7, North Carolina voters will have chosen a governor and lieutenant governor, cabinet officials, judges and General Assembly representatives.
Locally, there are several seats up for grabs on both the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners and the Beaufort County Board of Education.
Some of these decisions will be made by week’s end when early voting begins in the county.
With the right to vote comes the responsibility to be an informed voter. Regardless of the office, candidates should be chosen based on their abilities to best represent your interest and values. You need to know where they stand on the issues before you vote.
Join the Washington Daily News and the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday as we host the Beaufort County Candidate Forum at the Beaufort County Community College’s Building 8 Auditorium. Candidates running for N.C. Senate District 1, N.C. House of Representatives District 3, N.C. House of Representatives District 6, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners and Beaufort County Board of Education have been invited to participate. Each will be allotted time for a brief introduction followed by a question-and-answer period.
The forum will be moderated by Kellie Harris Hopkins, director of the Beaufort County Board of Elections.
Free and open to the public, the Beaufort County Candidate Forum could be your best chance to compare and contrast the local candidates before you step into the voting booth on Nov. 6.

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