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Here is a list of digital and in-person events such as debates and forums, leading up to the 2020 general election.

Please help us fill out this resource. Email event details to calendar@action-circles.com.

Statewide | Addison | Bennington | Caledonia | Chittenden | Essex/Orleans | Franklin | Lamoille | Orange | Rutland | Washington | Windham | Windsor

Statewide

VTDigger Candidate Forums
View VTDigger’s 2020 Election Guide here
Thursday, Sept. 24 – Lt. Governor Forum – video
Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Governor Forum – video

 

CCTV/Town Meeting TV Election Forums
Thursday, Sep 17 – U.S. Congress – video
Wednesday, Sep 23 – Lt. Governor – video
Thursday, Sep 24 – Secretary of State – video
Wednesday, Sep 30 – Auditor of Accounts – video
Wednesday, Sep 30 – Attorney General – video
Thursday, Oct 8 – State Treasurer – video
More information, including link to watch all reruns here

 

Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS Debates
Information and videos for all (including primary debates) here
Thursday, September 24 – Governor – video at link above
Tuesday, September 29 – Lt. Governor – video at link above
Thursday, October 1 – U.S. Congress – video at link above

 

Brattleboro Community Television Meet the Candidates
Interviews with individual candidates. Watch them here.
Includes some but not all candidates for: U.S. Congress, Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, State Auditor, Secretary of State

 

Addison County

Addison County Forums (hosts ACCOC and ACEDC)
Wednesday, September 30 – Add-1, Add-2, and Add-Rut House Candidates and State Senate Candidates – video
Wednesday, October 7 – Add-4 and 5 House Candidates and State Senate Candidates – video
Wednesday, October 14 – Addison 3 House Candidates and State Senate Candidates – video
More information

 

White River Valley Herald House Race Forum
Orange-Washington-Addison District forum: Monday, Sept. 28 – video

 

Bennington County

GNAT-TV Live Candidate Debates
September 28th – Candidates for Bennington-4 House Representative – video
October 12th – Candidates for Bennington Senate Seats – video
Gov and Lt. Gov candidate interviews available as well

GNAT-TV will offer extensive coverage of the 2020 election including candidate interviews and live candidate debates. GNAT-TV’s News Director, Andrew McKeever will moderate debates between State Representative Candidates and State Senate Candidates. More videos at gnat-tv.org.

 

Caledonia County

 

Chittenden County

CCTV/Town Meeting TV Election Forums
Saturday, Sep 26 – Chittenden County State Senate – video
Wednesday, Oct 7 – State Rep. Chi-2 (Williston) – video
Thursday, Oct 8 – State Rep. Chi-8-3 (Essex) – video
Friday, Oct 9 – State Rep. Chi-4-1 and Chi-5-2 (Charlotte) – video
Friday, Oct 9 – State Rep. Chi-6-1 and Chi-6-3 (Burlington) – video
Monday, Oct 12 – State Rep. Chi-8-2 (Essex) – video
Wednesday, Oct 14 – State Rep. Chi-6-2, Chi-6-4, and Chi-6-5 (Burlington) – video
Thursday, Oct 15 – State Rep. Chi-6-6 and Chi-6-7 (Burlington), Chi-7-1 and Chi-7-3 (S Burlington) – video
Friday, Oct 16 – State Rep. Chi-8-1 (Essex) – video
More information, including link to watch live or reruns here

 

Washington-Chittenden House Candidates Forum
October 19 – recording at WDEV

 

Essex/Orleans County

Building Bright Futures and the VECAA Candidate Forums
September 30 – video
A forum for candidates running for office in Orleans and Essex Counties hosted by Building Bright Futures and the VT Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance.

 

Franklin County

 

Lamoille County

 

Orange County

White River Valley Herald House Race Forum
Orange-Washington-Addison District forum: Monday, Sept. 28 – video
Orange-1 District forum: October 5, at 6:30 pm – video (paywall)
More resources

 

Rutland County

White River Valley Herald House Race Forum
Windsor-Rutland District forum: September 23 – video

 

Washington County

White River Valley Herald House Race Forum
Orange-Washington-Addison District forum: Monday, Sept. 28 – video

 

Washington-Chittenden House Candidates Forum
October 19 – recording at WDEV

 

Windham County

Brattleboro Community Television Meet the Candidates
Interviews with individual candidates. Watch them here.
Includes some but not all candidates for: Windham State Senator, Windham-2-1 State Representative, Windham-4 State Representative

 

Windsor County

White River Valley Herald House Race Forum
Windsor-Rutland District forum: September 23 – video

 

Windsor District Senators Forum hosted by Rochester VT Democrats
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – video
The forum is co-sponsored by the Windsor County Democratic Committee and the Rochester Town Democratic Committee.