Primary election: Have some issues with a side of eggs | In Our Opinion

How do you like your eggs? Try them over easy — with a side of issues. (Yes, this is a political editorial, so please refrain from jokes about candidates “hamming” it up or being as scrambled as the eggs on your plate.)

Two of the big races in this region of the county — Bremerton mayor and City Council — are on the Aug. 1 primary ballot. And you have a few more ways to meet the candidates before casting your ballot.

The Bremerton Chamber of Commerce will host candidates for Bremerton City Council District 1 at 7:30 a.m. July 18 at the Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill, 1240 Hollis St., Bremerton. It’s part of the chamber’s 20th annual Eggs & Issues series.

At 7:30 a.m. July 25, candidates for Bremerton City Council District 3 will participate in an Eggs & Issues forum at the Cloverleaf.

After the primary, candidates for Bremerton City Council District 5 will participate in an Eggs & Issues forum at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 15.

Kitsap News Group will produce a voters guide for the Nov. 7 general election, and will host a series of forums and live online discussions with the candidates. Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, the deadline has passed for mail-in voter registration. The deadline for new Washington voters to register in person is July 24 at the Kitsap County Auditor Elections Office, 619 Division St., Port Orchard. Members of the military who are new Washington voters have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to register.

The candidates each have their own priorities for the next four years, as well as their own ideas on how to increase access to affordable housing, ensure local government operates efficiently, provide for local needs while minimizing the burden to taxpayers, and protecting our natural spaces while accommodating residential and economic growth.

Make sure your vote is an educated one. And, above all, vote.