Updated 9/5/08 9:40 a.m.

North Coast Republicans and Democrats are opening up command centers for their efforts before and during the Nov. 4 general election.

The Clatsop County Democratic Party Central Committee is setting up shop at 375 11th Street in downtown Astoria, next door to the Clatsop Citizens for Common Sense office. The office does not officially open until Sept. 21.

The Clatsop County Republican Party Central Committee plans to open its office, located on the second floor of 1490 Commercial Street in downtown Astoria, today.

For additional information, contact the Republican committee at (503) 436-0958 and the Democrats at (503) 325-5620.