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?

  • We ask all candidates to agree to these rules.

Upcoming Candidate Forums

We are currently planning to hold many forums for the November 8, 2022 election.  Most will be held on Zoom.  We urge the public to submit questions for all candidates to help voters decide which candidate reflects their values.  Check back often to find more forums. 

To register to attend and find how to submit a question for the candidates, click on the red event name.  You can also find forums and a lot more information on All forums are produced by our League unless otherwise noted.

VOTER'S EDGE is the BEST place to find unbiased information about candidates and measures on your ballot!!!

Check back often as new content is added often. 
Results from past elections are also available.

Promotion of our Voter Service programs is partially funded through a grant from the Farrington Historical Foundation.

View Past Candidate Forums

Did you miss a forum?  You can still view any past forum here. 

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.