Debates

Debates

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been cancelled or postponed. Since the situation changes daily,
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LWV debate policies

The League of Women Voters is non-partisan;
we never support or oppose candidates or parties
 

LWV debate guidelines include (but are not limited to) the following:

--In the case of a debate involving only two candidates for an office, both of whom have agreed to participate in advance, if one does not appear at the last minute, the remaining candidate can make a two minute statement, but there will be no opportunity for questions. In the case of a debate involving only two candidates when one declines to participate, that particular debate will be cancelled. No letters or statements by absent candidates will be read.  Only the candidates may speak. No props or signs are permitted.

--There will no unauthorized recording of the event allowed. Pre-approved licensed media are the only exception. One full video of the debate will be posted online. 

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2020 LWV debates 

for June 23 primary elections

Information on the primary candidates on your ballot

is available online at the LWV Voters Guide:

Vote411.org

 

League Of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork
via Zoom, hosted by Southampton Town’s SEA-TV
Primary debate for Democratic Candidates for 1st Congressional District
Monday, June 1, at 7pm
There are four Candidates:
Gregory-John Fischer; Bridget M. Fleming; Perry Gershon; Nancy S. Goroff, Ph.D
This debate can be viewed by the public live at 7 p.m. on YouTube channel for SeaTVSouthampton and then anytime thereafter on the same YouTube channel, starting the following day, June 2.

 

League Of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork
via Zoom, hosted by Southampton Town’s SEA-TV
Primary Debate for Democratic Candidates for 1st Senatorial District
Monday, June 8, at 7pm
There are five Candidates (seat is held by NYS Senator Kenneth LaValle, who is retiring): 
Laura A. Ahearn; Valerie M. Cartright; Nora Higgins; Skyler Johnson; Tommy-John Schiavoni 
This debate can be viewed by the public live at 7 p.m. on YouTube channel for SeaTVSouthampton and then anytime thereafter on the same YouTube channel, starting the following day, June 9.

 

League Of Women Voters of Huntington
Primary debate for Democratic Candidates for the 3rd Congressional District
available for viewing Tuesday, June 9
There are three Candidates:
Melanie D'Arrigo, Tom Suozzi, Michael Weinstock

This debate will be available for public viewing on June 9 on YouTube: LWV of Huntington NY 

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2019 LWV debates

Leagues throughout Suffolk County hosted or collaborated with other non-partisan organizations in 11 debates in 2019.  These past events are listed below: 

LWV of Suffolk County
Saturday, September 21, 2019 
Suffolk County Executive candidate debate
Co-sponsored by NAACP Islip Branch
 
LWV Brookhaven
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 
Suffolk County Legislative District 3 candidate debate
LWV Brookhaven moderating
 
LWV Shelter Island
Sunday, October 6, 2019 
Shelter Island Town Supervisor and Town Council 
Co-sponsored by the Shelter Island Association
 
LWV Hamptons
Monday, October 7, 2019 
Suffolk County Legislative District 2 candidate debate
Co-sponsored with the Hampton Bays Civic Association
 
LWV Brookhaven
Monday, October 14, 2019  
Suffolk County Legislative District 6 candidate debate
Co-Sponsored by the Sound Beach Civic Association
 
LWV Hamptons
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 
East Hampton Town Supervisor and East Hampton Town Council (2) candidate debate
 
LWV Huntington
Wednesday, October 16, 2019  
Suffolk County Legislative Districts 13, 16, 17 and 18 candidate debate. 
Co-sponsored by Five Towns College
 
LWV Hamptons
Thursday, October 17, 2019 
Southampton Town Supervisor and Southampton Councilman (2) candidate debate.
 
LWV Smithtown
Thursday, October 17, 2019 
Suffolk County Legislative District 13 candidates debate 
 
LWV Smithtown and LWV Huntington
Monday, October 21, 2019 
Suffolk County Executive candidate debate 
 
LWV Huntington
Tuesday, October 22, 2019   
Huntington Town Council, Town Clerk and Receiver of Taxes candidate debate
Co-sponsored by the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce