The League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard, in conjunction with MVTV, is sponsoring candidate forums prior to local elections taking place this spring.

The forums will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. on Channel 15 and available later for streaming on MVTV later. Due to the constraints of the Zoom format, only candidates in contested races will participate, and there will not be audience participation. Citizens are invited to send questions for the candidates to the League of Women Voters coordinator for their town ahead of the forum.

West Tisbury candidates for select board will appear on March 29. James Klingensmith, Christopher Lyons and Jessica Miller are vying for a one-year seat. Questions can be sent to

Oak Bluffs select board candidates Gail Barmakian, Jim Bishop and Dion Alley for will appear on March 31. Questions can be sent to

Forums for Aquinnah, Chilmark and Vineyard Haven will be scheduled in April. Dates and info will be updated on the League of Women Voters MV website: