The Silverdale Chamber of Commerce and the Central Kitsap Community Council are hosting an informational forum addressing incorporation.
The forum will be 7 p.m. Jan. 17, at the Central Kitsap High School in the Southworth Auditorium.
The event will include a panel discussion moderated by a member of the chamber and a member of the council. The panel will include representatives of at least three recently incorporated cities — Kenmore, Covington and Maple Valley.The moderators will pose questions to panel members for about the first hour and a half. After the moderated discussion, the forum will take questions from the public.
Using recently incorporated cities as a model, questions to the panel will be aimed to help citizens address their concerns on what incorporation means for a previously unincorporated area.
The state’s general election may have been just two months ago, but it’s voter registration time if you want to vote in upcoming special elections.
Silverdale area voters in Kitsap County will vote on an incorporation measure.
For the February elections, Monday, Jan. 14, is the last day to register to vote or update voter registration info by mail or online. Feb. 4 is the deadline for in-person registration for new Washington voters. You have to go to your county elections office to register in person. You can register or update your registration info on the MyVote online feature.