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
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?
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.