C’ville Dems host City Council candidate forum Wednesday

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The Charlottesville Democratic Committee is hosting a forum for the five Democratic City Council candidates Wednesday.

The event is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Buford Middle School auditorium at 1000 Cherry Avenue from 6:30-8 p.m. It will also be streamed at this Zoom link.

UPDATE: See the recorded video below.

Charlottesville’s next City Councilors will likely be chosen in the June 20 Democratic primary election this year.

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“The Republicans are not fielding any candidates, so the top three vote getters of this primary will almost surely win in the November general election,” Nancy Damon, C’ville Dems’ vice chair and outreach chair, said in a statement. “This is a critical election for Charlottesville; the next Council will be dealing with housing affordability to maintain equity and retain needed employees, climate change, transportation accessibility, and much more. We want Charlottesville residents to know what priorities and policy ideas each candidate is bringing to the table.”

You do not have to be a Democrat to vote in the Democratic primary, you simply have to be registered to vote. The deadline to register for the primary is May 30 (we’ve included instructions on how to register in this story). If you miss that deadline, you can still vote using same day registration, recently adopted in Virginia. That means you register on the spot at your polling place, and you’re given a ballot that will be counted once the state confirms you’re eligible to vote.

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