The Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce is holding a Voter Forum on Monday, October 22 at Marengo Community High School Auditorium from 6:30- 8:30 pm. The candidates will include McHenry County Board District 6 candidates, as well as Illinois Senate District 32 candidates. The Forum is held as a community service by the chamber in advance of the November 6 General Election. XXXXCounty District 6 encompasses more than 50% of the land in the county. Since the map is drawn based on population, the rural character of District 6 is unlike the rest of the county. Because of this, the population of Harvard, Marengo, Union and northern Woodstock have different concerns than the rest of the county. Parts of Sun City in Huntley are also included in D6. The District 6 candidates who are on the ballot are Michele Aavang, Buffy Brasile, Larry W Smith and Larry Spaeth.XXXX Illinois Senate District 32 has been represented by Pam Althoff for 16 years. She has decided to retire. District 32 runs from the WI state line on the north, to IL 90 tollway on the south including Harvard, Marengo, Union and all of Woodstock, east past McHenry. The candidates running for that seat are Mary Mahady and Craig Wilcox. All the candidates are invited to meet and greet the Forum voters from 6- 6:30 in the auditorium. During the Forum the audience may write down questions that the moderator will direct to the candidates. Learning about the candidates on the ballot is important to be an informed voter. XXXXVoting may be completed at home by requesting a Vote at Home ballot from the County:XXXX https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/ county-government/departments-a-i/ county-clerk/elections/voter-services. This may be requested any time up to Nov 1. Using the same link, you can check to be sure you are a registered voter. XXXXXAny resident can register to vote by using the same link. Early voting is another option. Marengo City Hall upstairs is open Monday Oct 22 through Monday Nov 5 from 9 am to 2 pm for early voting. Mark your calendars for October 22 at MCHS to learn more about these candidates who will represent you in Woodstock and Springfield.