Register for or Watch the 2020 Local Candidate Forums

Register for or Watch the 2020 Local Candidate Forums

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 (All day) to Friday, October 16, 2020 (All day)

2020 Candidate Forums

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters South San Mateo County and the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto.

Livestream and replay all the candidate forums on our Candidate Forum YouTube Channel.  



Registrants will be able to submit questions.  Submitted questions will be reviewed and sorted by a panel of League members so that candidates can be asked about a variety of topics. We may also combine submissions on the same topic into a single comprehensive question. Our moderator will pose selected questions to the candidates during the Q&A part of the forum. Note that, given the limits of time, we likely won't be able to use all of the questions we receive. Also, although we anticipate that most of our questions will be drawn from those submitted in advance, there will also be an opportunity to submit questions during the forum. Instructions for doing so will be provided during the event.​

Candidate Forums the League Way

Educated and informed voters are the key to our democracy. 
In an effort to foster civic engagement and provide needed information to voters, League members host hundreds of candidate forums and presentations across the country each year to provide straightforward information on candidates and ballot issues. Through both print and online resources, we equip millions of voters with essential information about the election process in each state, including polling place hours and locations, ballot information, early or absentee voting rules, voter registration deadlines.

Candidate forums are one of the only opportunities voters have to listen to candidates offer more than just a brief sound bite. Forums provide an opportunity to hear what candidates are saying and to form your own opinions of the candidates based on your own observations. They also provide an opportunity to become engaged in the political process by using critical and analytical abilities in examining the candidates.  

The League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County partners with local neighborhood associations, educational and advocacy organizations, parent organizations, and diverse community groups to sponsor Candidate Forums. If you are interested please contact us