Making Democracy Work

Candidate Forums

As part of our ongoing non-partisan mission to educate voters on issues and candidates, the LWVSSMC organizes and hosts candidate forums.

Candidate forums are conducted for contested elections for:

  • city councils

  • school districts

  • special district offices

These forums are an excellent opportunity to meet the candidates and become familiar with the issues in upcoming elections.

In organizing the forum, the League:

  • invites all candidates to participate

  • coordinates with the local community to determine date and site

  • promotes community participation through public announcements

  • partners with local community organizations to co-host the forum

  • provides an impartial LWV moderator

  • provides LWV volunteers to facilitate questions from the audience

  • provides video taping of the forum to be viewed on public access television

If you would like to request a candidate forum for your community, please contact the League at