Candidate Forums

What is a Candidate Forum?

We invite ALL candidates on the ballot for a contest to answer questions and give statements before the public.  Each candidate will have the same amount of time to speak.  All of our forums are now online.

How will it help me decide my vote?

  • You can watch and listen to candidates address issues in more than just a brief sound bite.

  • You can submit questions to be asked of all candidates.

  • You may choose between candidates based on direct observations.

  • You become engaged in the political process.

What should I consider while viewing?

We suggest you watch and listen with these ideas in mind:
 

  • Think ahead and decide which issues are most import to you.

  • Is the candidate answering the question?  Pay attention to HOW the candidate answers the questions.  Are they specific? Sincere? Knowledgeable?  

  • Based on the candidate's responses:  Do they reflect your values?  Does he or she support the priorities and issues that you care about?

Upcoming Candidate Forums

The next local election is November 2, 2021.  If we organize forums, we will add that information here.

See a Past Candidate Forum

All forums were recorded.  See below and VotersEdge.org for videos.  We hope these will help you decide your vote. These forums were conducted after all candidates agreed to these rules.

Held on September 21, this forum showcased five candidates for Santa Clara Unified School Districts 2 and 3. 

 

Find more information about these candidates on  VotersEdge.org:

District 2

District 3 

Who will you vote for?

On September 28, two candidates for Santa Clara City Council District 1 answered questions submitted by voters. 

 

Find more information about these candidates on  VotersEdge.org:

Who will you vote for?

Two candidates for Santa Clara City Council District 4  answered questions submitted by voters on September 28. 

 

Find more information about these candidates on  VotersEdge.org:

Who will you vote for?

Two candidates for Santa Clara City Council District 5  answered questions submitted by voters on October 5. 

 

Find more information about these candidates on  VotersEdge.org:

Who will you vote for?

Three candidates for Santa Clara City Council District 6  answered questions submitted by voters on October 5. 

 

Find more information about these candidates on  VotersEdge.org:

Who will you vote for?

Request a Candidate Forum?

The League of Women Voters San Jose/Santa Clara partners with local neighborhood associations, cities, parent organizations, and diverse community groups to sponsor Candidate Forums. If your organization would like to work with us to produce a Forum, please ask us starting about 3 months before election day.