The deadline to register to vote or update existing registration without having to appear in person at the Douglas County Clerk’s Office is Saturday. That’s the last day residents can register to vote at another location or use the voter registration web site.Changing registration at the clerk’s offices in Minden or Stateline will be possible through Oct. 16. Early voting begins Oct. 20. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 30.Online registration is available at www.registertovotenv.gov and nvsos.gov/votersearchTown Hall meetingThe Business Council of Douglas County, the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Record-Courier are sponsoring a town hall meeting at the CVIC Hall in Minden 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 featuring candidates for county commission. Doors open at 5 p.m.Candidate forumA candidates forum is 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the CVIC Hall in Minden featuring county commissioners, Douglas County School Board and East Fork Swimming Pool.The forum is sponsored by the nonpartisan Good Governance Group of Douglas County and The Record-Courier.Students host regents’ debateThe Associated Students of Western Nevada will host a regent debate for candidates seeking the District 9 seat 6-8 p.m. today in Marlette Hall, Cedar Building, at Western Nevada College’s Carson City campus. The debate will feature Nevada System of Higher Education candidates Michon Mackedon and Ron Knecht. Refreshments will be served. Knecht was elected to the Board of Regents in 2006, serving Carson City, Douglas, Lyon counties, as well as the southern portion of Washoe County. Mackedon is a WNC professor emeritus for English and humanities and the author of “Spinning Atoms in the Desert.” Mackedon worked as a WNC professor from 1981-2007. For information, call 445-3000.District union to host school board forumThe Douglas County Support Staff Organization is hosting a school board candidate forum 7-9 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Douglas High library.Candidates will present ideas, platforms and other pertinent information to the audience in a 15-minute period. For more information, contact Hamlett at 267-2400 or email@example.com.Headquarters openThe Douglas Democrats’ Headquarters at 1513 Highway 395, Gardnerville, is open 1 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. It is also open when the Obama campaign sign is out front. Volunteers answer questions and distribute campaign literature during those hours. Volunteers are needed in the office for calling, stuffing campaign literature, literature drops, and canvassing neighborhoods. Information, Jane Foraker-Thompson, 450-5947, or the headquarters, 783-1903.