The League hosts and moderates or co-sponsors candidate forums to provide opportunities for voters and community members to hear directly from candidates competing for an elected office.
These events allow all candidates to offer opening statements, answer identical questions in a set amount of time, and end by offering closing statements. These are not debates, as candidates do not provide rebuttals or direct their comments to one another.
Strictly nonpartisan, the League does not support or oppose candidates or political parties, so a neutral stance is maintained at all times.
LWV forum guidelines require the following:
Please contact us if you are interested in having the League host or co-sponsor a candidate forum for your municipality, district, or organization.
Volunteers working on candidate forums do the following: