The candidates for mayor and council in White Bluff will square off in a forum Tuesday night at the White Bluff Community Center. The forum is being presented at 7 pm by the White Bluff Economic and Community Development Board, WDKN and 101.5 The One FM and The Dickson Herald. White Bluff voters will be electing a mayor and two of five members on the town council in the Nov. 6 election. The forum is being held the night before early voting opens Oct. 17. Mayor Linda Hayes is seeking her second four-year term and is being opposed by former Mayor Vance Smith. There are five candidates on the ballot and one write-in candidate for the two open seats on the five-member town council. Incumbents Allen Johnson and Dale Whitfield are not seeking re-election. Listed on the ballot are Dan Clark, Darrell Frizsell, Ellen Campbell Marsh, Stephanie Murrell and Bobbye Phillips. Qualifying as a write-in candidate for council is Martha Beth Harding. The terms of council members Todd Hamilton, Oscar Martin and Lil Cauthen do not expire until 2014. Early voting will be Oct. 17-Nov. 1 in Dickson and Charlotte. Polls will be open 7 am-7 pm across the county on Nov. 6.