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The League of Women Voters of Arlington is partnering with a number of other organizations on a “candi-dating” forum.

The event, to be held on Sunday, Oct. 6 at Walter Reed Community Center, is akin to speed-dating: Attendees will have 10 minutes to meet with candidates running for office from Arlington and Alexandria. Candidates for General Assembly will be available from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., with candidates for local office available from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

(All candidates have been invited to participate, including those who are unopposed.)

The event is sponsored in conjunction with the Arlington branch of the American Association of University Women; the Northern Virginia section of the National Council of Negro Women; the Arlington branch of the NAACP; Northern Virginia Interfaith for Public Policy; OneVirginia 2021; and the Virginia Rights Coalition.

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Not a fan of the League of Women Voters format. Why not hold a debate and let everyone hear the questions asked by the public and the answers provided by the candidates? And, perhaps Arlington voters will be so lucky to have some good back and forth among the candidates. And, in those races without a challenger, hold your speed dating format.

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