Candidate Forums and Debates

Candidates for local offices do not get much media attention and it is often hard to find issue-oriented information about them. The League holds candidate forums and debates where the audience can direct questions to the candidates.

Note to Candidates

If you would like to set up a candidate forum or debate with us, please send an email as early as possible to email@lwvlehighcounty.org and put “Candidate Forum/Debate Request” in the subject line.

UPCOMING CANDIDATE FORUMS AND DEBATES

Please go to our Events Calendar for upcoming events.

MEDIA REPORTS OF 2023 SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUMS

Below are links to articles about the School Board Candidate Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County:

VIDEOS AND MEDIA REPORTS OF 2022 DEBATES

Below are links to the videos of the 2022 candidate debates hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County:

CANDIDATE FORUMS HELD IN 2019

Below are the candidate forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County in 2019:

Lehigh County Commissioner-at-Large Candidate Forum
Forum moderator Barbara Williams and LWV President Molly Faust

CRITERIA FOR INCLUSION IN CANDIDATE FORUMS AND DEBATES

  1. A candidate must be legally qualified for the office he/she is seeking.
  2. A candidate’s name must appear on the official Pennsylvania ballot.
  3. In determining eligibility using these criteria, the burden of proof is on the candidate, not the League. A candidate must provide information to show that he/she meets the criteria at least three weeks before a scheduled taped or live event.
  4. The event will be canceled if only one candidate appears for a forum or debate.