The NAACP is encouraging voters to hear first hand what candidates vying to be Gulfport's next mayor have to say.
The organization expects all 10 candidates to be a political forum scheduled later this week.
"When voters see a candidate through the media's eyes much is edited, much is cut. You don't get a chance to get a real one on one sense of the candidates. We feel that the voter can be best informed when the voter forms his or her own opinion based on their own observations," said Gulfport NAACP President Felicia Dunn-Burkes
The forum will be March 24th, at Bel-Aire Elementary School at 7 p.m.
The public will be able to submit written questions.
The NAACP will also host forums with candidates for city council in each of the city's 7 wards.
*Ward 1: April 2nd, 19th Street Community Center at 7 p.m.
*Ward 2: April 1, Gulfport Police Auditorium at 7 p.m.
*Ward 3: April 16, Magnolia Grove Community Center at 3 p.m.
*Ward 4: March 31st, Bayou View Elementary School at 7 p.m.
*Ward 5: April 8th, Herbert Wilson Community Center at 7 p.m.
*Ward 6: April 2, Pepsi Cola Company, 7 p.m.
*:Ward 7: April 30th Lyman Elementary School, 7 p.m.