FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Spots on the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors and its school board are up for grabs. A handful of candidates running were given the opportunity Thursday night to appeal to locals whose vote they hope to secure in the upcoming election.

"We are going to remain civil, which I don't think will be an issue here in Fluvanna," said Christine Dimeo, the moderator for the forum.

Whether contested or not, candidates showed up to Central Elementary School to share what they have in mind for the county and its residents and answer questions.

"This is not formatted as a debate. Its formatted as a forum for people to have sometime to share their views and then that's going to be that," said Dimeo.

Out of the six county-wide positions up for election, only one was contested. County Sheriff Eric Hess, who is running for the sheriff for the fourth time, this time unopposed, was glad to see such a large turnout.

"Y'all are part of the citizens that care. You're out here listening to what all the people running for office have to say. I wish more people did because it is very important to get out and vote, but you have to know what the candidate stands for," Hess said.

Doing this will be beneficial come time for a vote for treasurer, the only county-wide position that has a contested race. It's between Bryan Moeller and Deborah Rittenhouse.

"I have three things I want to focus on: technology, training, and transparency," said Moeller.

These three things, Moeller says, will add up to one goal: trust. If elected he hopes to build a positive relationship with his constituents. He believes with trust the county could also get closer to 100% revenue collection.

Rittenhouse, who has plenty experience in accounting, says her well-rounded perspective and an understanding of finance makes her ideal for this position.

"Why am I running? Actually, I was approached by two different elected officials that asked me. I wasn't even thinking about it at the time. But, after prayer, conversation with family and friends and careful consideration, I did realize I did have the temperament and the skillset for the job," said Rittenhouse.

After county-wide candidates spoke, it was the magisterial candidates' turn. They participated in the same format.

Absentee voting begins at the end of this month on September 22. General Election Day is Tuesday, November 7.