KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Voters will be able to hear directly from City Council candidates a month before the primary election. The League of Women Voters is hosting a candidate forum Thursday to get answers about key issues the city is facing.

WATE 6 On Your Side’s Blake Stevens will moderate the event. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues.

The forum will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, 124 South Cruze St.

The American Muslim Advisory Council, Centro Hispano de East Tennessee, Knoxville alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Knoxville chapter of the NAACP, YWCA of Knoxville and the TN Valley, Knoxville Area Urban League, East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists, and the Knoxville News Sentinel are also partner sponsors of the forum.

Aug. 2 is the last day that Knox County residents can register to vote in the 2021 Knoxville primary election. Click here to register. The City of Knoxville Primary Election will be held Aug. 31. Early Voting begins on Aug. 11.