The Islander newspaper seeks to inform and entertain the electorate with another Popcorn and Politics forum featuring music, island candidates for office and other political personalities.
Contested elections are taking place in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach for city commission and in Bradenton Beach for mayor.
The Islander has extended invitations to all candidates to attend the forum and address constituents, who will be invited to vote in a straw poll overseen by the local League of Women Voters.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the office, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The politicking will end at about 7:30 p.m., just in time for attendees to attend a city-sponsored screening of “Dolphin Tale” at city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call The Islander at 941-778-7978.
Also on the calendar:
• The deadline to request an absentee ballot from the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections office is Wednesday, Oct. 30.
• The deadline to file an absentee ballot at the elections office is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5.
• Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5, when polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
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