Where you can hear from all your candidates before Election Day

We’re almost there, folks! Seattle’s Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7 – just three weeks away – and ballots will be sent out this Wednesday, Oct. 18. If you’re just catching up, here are the local races to keep an eye on.

Haven’t had a chance to hear directly from our local candidates yet? You’re in luck. We’ve rounded up a bunch of opportunities for you to get introduced to these hopeful politicos between now and Election Day.

See an event we’re missing? E-mail us at [email protected] and we’ll update our list.

If you want to hear what candidates think of Belltown
Hosted by: Project Belltown
Date & Time: Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 6–9 p.m.
Location: Block 41
Attending: Mayoral, city council, and city attorney candidates
Details: Post your questions to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by using #belltownhall.

If you want to hear candidates address underrepresented community members…
Hosted by:
Seattle People’s Party
Date & Time: Sunday, October 29 from 5–7 p.m.
Location: Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church
Attending: Mayoral candidates and City Council Position 8 candidates Jon Grant and Teresa Mosqueda
Details: Attorney, activist, and former mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver will moderate the debate. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

If you have questions about the challenges facing The Seattle Public Library
Hosted by: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library and the Seattle Public Library Foundation
Date & Time: Tuesday, Oct. 31 from noon–1 p.m.
Location: Seattle Central Library
Attending: Mayoral candidates
Details: Bring your questions that you’ll be able to submit to the candidates in writing.


If you know someone who doesn’t speak English

Hosted by: The City of Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program, Municipal League of King County, Washington Bus, Seattle Public Library, Rainier Beach Action Coalition, and Town Hall Seattle
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 17 from 4–6 p.m.
Location: Rainier Arts Center
Attending: Mayoral, city council, and city attorney candidates
Details: Interpretation in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean will be provided. Town Hall Seattle will livestream the event.

If you want to hear city council candidates hash it out

Hosted by: Seattle City Club and Seattle Public Library
Date & Time: October 18 from 6–7:30 p.m.
Location: Central Library
Attending: City council candidates
Details: Use this form to submit your questions. Can’t make it? Q13 FOX will livestream the discussion.

If you have questions about small business and transportation in West Seattle…

Hosted by: West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, West Seattle Transportation Coalition
Date & Time: Thursday, October 19 from 6:30–9 p.m.
Location: West Seattle American Legion Post 160
Attending: Mayoral and city council candidates

If you want to hear more about our city’s approach to public health and safety

Hosted by: Public Defender Association
Date & Time: Thursday, October 19 from 6–8 p.m.
Location: New Holly Gathering Hall
Attending: Mayoral, city council, and city attorney candidates
Details: Discussion will be focused on candidates’ views and approaches to addressing Seattle’s public health and safety needs. Register here.

If you want to learn more about the important role the Port of Seattle plays for the city

Hosted by: South Seattle Climate Action Network
Date & Time: Thursday, October 19 from 6–7:30 p.m.
Location: Rainier Beach Public Library
Attending: Port commissioner candidates John Creighton, Ryan Calkins, Peter Steinbrueck and Preeti Shridhar (and other candidates may join, too)

If you want to know how your kiddos’ education could be shaped
Hosted by: Seattle Council PTSA, League of Women Voters Seattle-King County
Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10–11:30 a.m.
Location: Centilia Cultural Center
Attending: Seattle School Board candidates

If you want to hear candidates talk about Phinney Ridge or Greenwood
Hosted by: Phinney Neighborhood Association
Date & Time: Sunday, Oct. 22 from 5–6 p.m.
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Association
Attending: Mayoral candidates
Details: KUOW’s David Hyde will moderate this discussion using community-generated questions.

If you want to hear from candidates about issues affecting people with disabilities…
Hosted by: The Arc of King County, Disability Rights Washington, and Open Doors for Multicultural Families
Date & Time: Monday, Oct. 23 from 6–8 p.m.
Location: Van Asselt Community Center
Attending: Mayoral candidates
Details: Registration is required because space is limited. Use this form to ask your questions.

See an event we’re missing? E-mail us at [email protected] and we’ll update our list.