The North Central Review is hosting two candidate forums in the lead-up to the November state election.
All lower house candidates in the seats of Yan Yean, Kalkallo and Euroa will be invited to participate in the respective forums.
The first forum, for the seat of Euroa, will be at Seymour Salvation Army Hall, 8-10 Victoria Street, Seymour, from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday, November 8.
The forum for the seats of Yan Yean and Kalkallo will be on Wednesday, November 9, at Wallan Secondary College auditorium, at 100 Duke Street, Wallan, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Review general manager/editor Lauren Duffy said the forums would feature a short introduction about how the forum would run, followed by a series of questions about key issues in the electorate and the state election.
“Each candidate will have an initial three minutes to speak and introduce themselves,” she said.
“Then we’ll get into the candidates answering questions from the public, followed by a time for candidates to present a closing statement.”
Ms Duffy said she had already had a strong response from candidates to attend the forum.
“We’ve invited all the candidates that we know of in the three electorates, but if there are people who have raised their hand to stand or are planning to run in the seats of Euroa, Kalkallo or Yan Yean, please get in touch with our office,” she said.
Ms Duffy also encouraged residents to attend the forums.
“We’re hoping we’ll have lots of people interested to attend the forums, and take an interest in political issues that affect our local area,” she said.
“It’s a great opportunity for people to ask questions and hear directly from the candidates, and can help make an informed choice when the state election comes around on November 26.”
Light refreshments will be served afterwards for those in attendance.
People can register via the Eventbrite page, where they will submit their questions.