The Oakdale Business and Professional Association (OPBA) will be hosting forums for voters to learn more about the candidates running for local office. Oakdale mayoral candidates will be on hand at the OBPA’s Eggs and Issues being held September 18, from 7 to 9 a.m., at Oak Marsh Golf Course, 526 Inwood Avenue. Cost is $20 to attend and includes breakfast.
The filing period for municipalities without a primary election opened July 29, as did filing for seats on local school boards. The filing period closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The general election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Voters no longer need an excuse to vote absentee, such as being ill or out of their precinct on Election Day. As a result, more voters can vote early by absentee to avoid long lines and waits at the polling place.