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News - September 9, 2022

Get ready: Election season is here

Civic groups host numerous forums with candidates in preparation for Election Day

by Palo Alto Weekly staff

With two months to go before the Nov. 8 election and plenty of seats on local governing bodies up for grabs, local civic organizations — including the Palo Alto Weekly — are organizing in-person and virtual events through which voters can learn about the candidates.

The first forum is on Sept. 13, and events continue into October. The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters expects to send out mail-in ballots to residents no later than Oct. 10.

Here's a list of the upcoming voter-education events, all of which are free and open to the public. For a list of candidates for office, go to the article, "Who's running for office in the Palo Alto area?" at bit.ly/3RQ1IT6.

Palo Alto City Council

(Seven candidates for three open seats)

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m.: Candidate forum by Palo Alto Weekly/PaloAltoOnline.com on Zoom. Moderated by City Hall reporter Gennady Sheyner and Editor Jocelyn Dong. Register at PaloAltoOnline.com/pacc. To submit questions for the candidates, go to surveymonkey.com/r/Campaign2022

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m.: Candidate forum (both City Council and Board of Education candidates) by Friends of Cubberley on Zoom. No registration required; event will be at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81590633586#success

Thursday, Sept. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.: Candidate forum on housing by [email protected] Action Fund, Palo Alto Forward and the Palo Alto Renters Association on Zoom. Register at bit.ly/PAHousingForum2022. Live Mandarin and Spanish interpretation will be provided for this event.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 7-9 p.m.: Candidate forum by Palo Alto Neighborhoods in person at City Hall as well as broadcast on Channel 20 and livestreamed by the Midpen Media Center at midpenmedia.org and on Zoom at cityofpaloalto.zoom.us/j/83449066800. Moderated by Hillary Freeman.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 1-4 p.m.: "Meet the Candidates" ice cream social by Midtown Residents' Association, with Sky Posse. In person at Hoover Park, 2901 Cowper St.

Thursday, Sept. 29 7-8:30 p.m.: Candidate forum by League of Women Voters of Palo Alto on Zoom. Register at bit.ly/3CJh9rR.

Palo Alto Unified Board of Education

(Four candidates for two open seats)

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Candidate forum. See Friends of Cubberley, above.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7-9 p.m.: Candidate forum by Palo Alto Weekly/PaloAltoOnline.com on Zoom. Moderated by education reporter Zoe Morgan and Editor Jocelyn Dong, with student journalists from Palo Alto and Gunn high schools. Register at PaloAltoOnline.com/pausd. To submit questions for the candidates, go to surveymonkey.com/r/Campaign2022

Thursday, Sept. 22, 7-8:30 p.m.: Candidate forum by League of Women Voters of Palo Alto on Zoom. Register at bit.ly/3R5ybEZ.

East Palo Alto City Council

(Seven candidates for two open seats)

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m.: Candidate forum by Palo Alto Weekly/PaloAltoOnline.com on Zoom. Moderated by reporter Sue Dremann and Editor Jocelyn Dong. Register at PaloAltoOnline.com/epacc. To submit questions for the candidates, go to surveymonkey.com/r/Campaign2022

County and federal races

(Two candidates for one position)

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6-7 p.m.: Santa Clara County sheriff candidate forum by League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara on Zoom. Register at bit.ly/3AAaYnm.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7-8 p.m.: Santa Clara County sheriff candidate forum by Palo Alto Weekly/PaloAltoOnline.com on Zoom. Moderated by reporter Sue Dremann and Editor Jocelyn Dong. Register at PaloAltoOnline.com/sheriff. To submit questions for the candidates, go to surveymonkey.com/r/Campaign2022

Friday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.: Congressional District 16 Candidate Forum (Anna Eshoo and Rishi Kumar) by League of Women Voters of Southwest Santa Clara County on Zoom. Register at bit.ly/3q0uhBg.

Ballot measures

Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to noon: Pros and cons of state and local measures appearing on the Palo Alto ballot by League of Women Voters of Palo Alto on Zoom. Register at bit.ly/3q0hW04.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7-8 p.m.: Pros and cons of state and local measures appearing on the Palo Alto ballot by League of Women Voters of Palo Alto on Zoom. Register at bit.ly/3Qa3xst.

For more election coverage, go to PaloAltoOnline.com.

Comments

Posted by Jennifer DiBrienza
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Sep 2, 2022 at 10:35 am

Jennifer DiBrienza is a registered user.

Thank you for compiling all of these opportunities to meet the candidates of all relevant races. It's really helpful!


Posted by Optimist Pessimist Realist
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 2, 2022 at 11:04 am

Optimist Pessimist Realist is a registered user.

Any news on a candidate forum for East Palo Alto? This year is extra extra with candidates in 2 races allegedly not living here and 1 of those having been censored before and the other starting lawsuits, 2 other candidates with online histories of racism and prejudice, 1 a lengthy criminal history and the other a known liar.


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