Voters will have a chance to hear from candidates running in Hoboken's municipal and school board elections starting next week.
The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition announced last week that it would hold three candidate debates and a forum on the ballot question in advance of the Nov. 5 election. Hoboken resident Bob Bowdon will moderate the debates.
At the forums, candidates will respond to audience questions that have been vetted by a three-person panel selected, in most cases, by the QLC. Each candidate will also be given the chance to make both introductory and closing remarks. Candidate responses will be time-limited.
This year's debates are as follows:
- Council at Large Candidate Forum - Tuesday, October 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1005 Washington Street.
- Mayoral Candidates Forum - Wednesday, October 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1005 Washington Street.
- Rent Control Ballot Question Forum – Monday, October 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace School Auditorium, Willow Avenue at 5th Street
- Board of Education forum – Tuesday, October 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace School Auditorium, Willow Avenue at 5th Street