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The League of Women Voters will host virtual candidate forums beginning Oct. 1. Each forum will provide a space for citizens to hear candidates discuss issues around the Tri-County before election day Nov. 3. The full schedule is printed below.

– October 3, 2pm: 9th Circuit Solicitor
October 3, 3:30pm: Charleston County Sheriff
– October 4, 2pm: SC Senate Districts 41 and 43
– October 5, 7pm: Berkeley County School Board, Districts 1 and 3 
– October 6, 7pm: Berkeley County School Board, Districts 5, 7, and 9 
– October 10, 2pm: Charleston County Council
– October 11, 2pm: Charleston County School Board
(The group also held an Oct. 1 forum for Dorchester District 2, which is available to view on Facebook.)

Voters interested in participating in the forums can register online by following the link on each race above. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link to the event.

The race for sheriff between incumbent Al Cannon and challenger Kristin Graziano has gained attention after increased scrutiny of policing and a summer of protests over police brutality. Graziano, a former deputy, is also Cannon’s first-ever general election challenger. In addition, the race for 9th Circuit Solicitor has provided current Solicitor Scarlett Wilson with a challenge from attorney Ben Pogue.

The forum on Oct. 4 will let citizens ask questions to State Sen. Sandy Senn and her challenger, Democrat Sam Skardon, and State Sen. Chip Campsen and his challenger, Democrat Richard Hricik.