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OrangePolitics 2017 Online Forum Information

Due to time and capacity constraints, we will only be holding two online candidate forums this election cycle:

  • Sunday, October 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for the Chapel Hill Town Council candidates. Chris Brook, Legal Director with the NC ACLU, will be moderating.
  • Sunday, October 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board candidates. Barbara Fedders, UNC School of Law Professor, will be moderating.

We will be submitting candidate questionnaires to the candidates for Mayor of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough. We will post all answers on this site prior to the start of early voting on October 19th.

We are asking our readers to suggest questions for any of the races. Please share your ideas below in the comments or via Twitter or Facebook.

List of all 2017 Candidate Forums

Below is a list of Candidate Forums for candidates running for Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Board, Carrboro Board of Alderpersons, and Chapel Hill Town Council.

*We will add new forums and details as they emerge. If you have corrections, updates, and new forums to share, please post in the comments below and we'll update this post.

Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Board of Education Forums

Sept 23             Forum Sponsored by Booker Creek, Cedar Falls, Coker Hills and Eastside precincts 3:30pm – 5:30pm at                              the Chapel Hill Public Library

Sept 27             Orange County Democratic Party and Democratic Women of Orange County Forum 6:30pm at OWASA

Candidate Filing Open Thread

The candidate filing period for the 2017 local elections began on Friday, July 7th, and will end at noon on Friday, July 21st. Here's what's in store for this year's elections.

Tweeting Orange Politics - Hashtags and More for Local Politics in Orange County

Carrboro Board of Alderperson meeting: FoodFirst + Pump Tracks & more!

The Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 Carrboro Board of Alderpersons meeting was live tweeted. Below is the storify of all related tweets.

Spoilers:

1. Alderperson Michelle Johnson got a great send off complete with a proclamation, her very own street sign, star sunglasses, and tiaras.

2. The CBOA and town staff will continue to talk about MLK Park and the installation of one or two bike pump tracks.

3. IFC's rezoning permit for FoodFirst was unanimously approved!

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