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City Commission, Library Board Candidates Face Off Tonight

The League of Women Voters will hold a candidate forum tonight for the eight candidates for city commission and the four candidates for library board.

Have a question for those running in the Nov. 8 election?

The League of Women Voters will hold two candidate forums Wednesday night for those running for the and .

All voters are invited to attend both forums, held in the basement of at 6:30 p.m. for library board candidates and 7:15 p.m. for city commission candidates. Questions will be solicited from the audience during the forum, moderated by League member Judy Bateman.

Looking to catch up with the positions and those running for office? Make sure to catch up with Patch's candidate profiles:

Baldwin Library Board

What it is: The six-member Baldwin Public Library Board is responsible for controlling the expenditures of all library funds, adopting an annual budget, appointing directors and setting library policies. Board members serve four-year terms. Terms are staggered so that three positions are elected every two years.

Open spots: Three

Who's running:

Birmingham City Commission

What it is: The seven-member Birmingham City Commission is responsible for setting the policies for and governing the city of Birmingham. The commission sets the city budget, is responsible for hiring a city manager and approves certain projects within the city. Commissioners are elected to four-year terms.

Open spots: Four

Who's running:

To check out all of Patch's election coverage, make sure to visit Participate 2011.

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