The Strategic Priorities for Sno-Isle Libraries include "building civic engagement" as a priority and "foster a literate and informed citizenry" as a core purpose. Those commitments include support for the election process. All community libraries, and Library on Wheels services, have voter registration materials on hand. During election cycles, voter guides are available. Many libraries have ballot drop boxes nearby. Libraries often work with community organizations to host candidate and issues forums.
Oct. 7, City of Snohomish council and mayor candidate forum, 3 p.m., Snohomish High School
Oct. 9, Snohomish County and City of Sultan candidate forum, 6:30 social gathering, 7 p.m. forum, Sultan High School
Oct. 10, City of Lynnwood council and mayor candidate forum, 6:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Edmonds Community College
Oct. 17, Civil Discourse for Civic Engagement panel discussion, 6:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Edmonds Community College
Oct 18, City of Mukilteo council candidate forum, 6 p.m., Rosehill Community Center
Oct 19, City of Edmonds council and port commissioner candidate forum, 6:30 p.m., Gateway Hall Room 352, Edmonds Community College.
Oct 25, City of Mukilteo mayoral candidate debate, 6 p.m., Rosehill Community Center