Just before ballots arrive in the mail, all candidates competing for Spokane City Council and Spokane School Board seats will participate in a casual candidate forum.
The Spokesman-Review is hosting Pints & Politics on Oct. 17 at Overbluff Cellars Events Center at the Washington Cracker Co. Building at 304 W. Pacific Ave. in downtown Spokane.
Free tickets to the event are available online at spokane7tickets.com/e/pints-and-politics.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. The forum begins at 7 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
The forum will feature Spokane City Council candidates Kate Burke, Tim Benn, Breean Beggs, Andy Dunau, Matthew Howes and Candace Mumm, and Spokane School Board candidates Jennifer Muroya Thomas and Mike Wiser in advance of the Nov. 7 election. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask candidates questions and meet editors and reporters from The Spokesman-Review.
The Spokane County Elections Office will begin mailing ballots on Oct. 18. Returned ballots must be postmarked by Election Day on Nov. 7 or turned in at official county election drop boxes by 8 p.m. Nov. 7 in order to be counted.