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Press release from the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County, shared Oct. 3.

The League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County will conduct an Asheville City Council candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. David Hurand, WCQS news director, will moderate the debate, which will be live streamed by the Asheville FM News Hour on

The event is co-sponsored by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Asheville FM News Hour, Carolina Public Press, Mountain Xpress and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about candidates for this year’s Asheville City Council election and will also be able to meet with League members who will be on hand to register voters and share important information about upcoming changes to North Carolina’s election laws.

The League would like to remind Buncombe County residents that no photo identification is required to vote in the 2013 election; photo ID will not be required to vote in the state of North Carolina until 2016. Early voting for Asheville City Council and other municipal races in Buncombe County begins on Oct. 17 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 2. Buncombe County residents who are not yet registered to vote may register and vote on the same day during this “One Stop” early voting period. For more election information, visit or

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