Candidates for seats representing Westport in the state's General Assembly will appear at a forum sponsored Wednesday by the Westport League of Women Voters.

The forum is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. in Town Hall auditorium, and is free and open to the public.

The format calls for candidates to be asked questions collected from the audience, and each candidate may make a closing statement, the league said in a release. The moderator will be Kay Maxwell, former president of the statewide and national Leagues of Women Voters.

Candidates on Westport's Nov. 4 ballot who are expected to participate include:

26th Senate District: Republican incumbent Toni Boucher and Democrat Philip Sharlack.

28th Senate District: Democrat Kim Fawcett and Republican Tony Hwang, both state representatives from Fairfield competing for the seat being vacated by Republican John McKinney.

136th House District: Democratic incumbent Jonathan Steinberg and Republican Brandi Briggs.

143rd House District: Republican incumbent Gail Lavielle and Democrat Keith Rodgerson.

The program will begin with Senate candidates and conclude with House candidates, according to the release. Forum co-sponsors include the PTA Council of Westport, Westport Women's Club and the Y's Women.