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.

Past Candidate Forums

All forums are recorded.  See below and for videos of past forums.

Upcoming Candidate Forums

The next election is November 3, 2020.  We have several Candidate Forums planned and may add more.


Click on the name of the forum in the calendar below
to see more information about each event including how to register to attend the event.  As more information becomes available, it will be added to the calendar below.

See a Past Candidate Forum


Below see the videos of our past forums.  We hope these will help you decide your vote.

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


Find more information about these candidates on

District 2

District 3 

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.

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Serving people of San Jose, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy


T: 408-271-7163     


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San Jose  CA, 95150

The League of Women Voters neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate for public office. The League encourages informed and active participation in government by influencing public policy through education and advocacy.