In just a month, York City residents have a chance to shuffle the local leadership or maintain familiar faces.
A Libertarian is challenging Mayor Kim Bracey, a Democrat, for the next four-year term.
Four people - including two incumbents - are vying for two four-year terms on the York City Council.
Next week, voters will have a chance to meet many of them.
The York NAACP will host a forum for candidates beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Crispus Attucks, 605 S. Duke St.
In addition to the contested mayoral and council seats, the NAACP has invited the candidates for district judge in York City's District 19-1-05 and judge on the York County Court of Common Pleas.
The forum will follow a question-and-answer format, said Sandra Thompson, president of the York NAACP.
Candidates who participate will also get a chance to make an opening and closing statement, she said.
Ask questions: Members of the public will get a chance to ask their own questions.
The goal, Thompson said, is to help voters learn about the candidates.
"What people often do is complain outside of mechanisms where they can make a difference," Thompson said. "This is their first opportunity and best opportunity to learn who is seeking leadership in their community, what their goals and agendas are and what benefit - or not - these candidates will have to their community."
Bracey is seeking a second term as York City's mayor. Her opponent is Libertarian David Moser.
Incumbents Henry Nixon and Renee Nelson, both Democrats, are each seeking a second term on the city council.
They face challenges from Republican Cynthia Martin and Libertarian Manuel Gomez.
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