ORANGE COUNTY – Election Day is only a few months away, and soon you will have the opportunity to see your candidates discuss the issues live.

Orange County political blog OrangePolitics is hosting four candidate forums for each of the municipal and school board elections.

The forums will be broadcast online in real time and candidates will respond to questions submitted by OrangePolitics readers and selected by the forums’ moderators.

The first forum for Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board candidates will be moderated by juvenile criminal law professor at UNC, Barbara Fedders, on September 22.

Next will be a forum for the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners candidates, moderated by News of Orange editor Vanessa Shortley, on September 29.

Both the Carrboro Board of Aldermen and the Chapel Hill Town Council candidates’ forums will be moderated by Carolina Mercury editor and current Independent Weekly columnist, Kirk Ross, on October 6 and 13 respectively.

And finally, there will be a conversation with the three mayoral candidates for Hillsborough, Carrboro, and Chapel Hill on October 20, moderated by outgoing Carrboro mayor, Mark Chilton. This will be an informal discussion, as all three candidates are running unopposed.

Each event will go from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and can be seen on