The League of Women Voters of Connecticut (LWVCT), in collaboration with Connecticut Public, is presenting a weekly series of political debates between the key candidates in advance of the midterm November 2022 elections, including debates for the statewide offices of Governor and Secretary of the State, as well as U.S. Senate and Connecticut’s five U.S. Congressional districts.
Moderated by Connecticut Public journalists, each debate will take place at a different college or university campus throughout our state and will be broadcast and streamed across Connecticut Public platforms.
Following each debate will be a lively post-debate discussion led by Connecticut Public’s Frankie Graziano with Connecticut’s leading political pundits and journalists.
When to Tune In: Thursdays 9/15, 10/13, 10/18, 10/20 and 10/27, and Tuesdays 10/4, 10/11 and 10/25 at 8 p.m.
See the debate schedule below. Please note, debate dates may change or be canceled so check back for updates (bolded debates reflect races that impact New Canaan):
Learn more on CTPublic.org.
Register to vote, verify your registration, and find out what's on your ballot on Vote411.org!
Register to vote, verify your registration, and find out what's on your ballot on Vote411.org.
add a little flair to your yard!
Add a little flair to your yard by purchasing a lawn sign, pictured above. Our yard signs reminds people to vote this November and connects them to our online information hub, including our Voters Guide. The signs are now $10 each. Signs can be purchased at any of our Voter Registration tables, or by emailing us at LeagueOfWomenVotersNC@gmail.com to arrange pick up or drop off. Payment can be made in cash or by PayPal by clicking the donate button below.
Know Your Reps is an initiative by the League of Women Voters to connect New Canaan residents with their local, state, and national representatives. You can download a copy below.
Coming soon: nonpartisan voter hub!
We've been busy all summer preparing for this year's election season, and we cannot wait to show off our hard work! Stay tuned for one stop shopping for all of your hyper-local, nonpartisan voter information needs!
Interested in supporting our efforts to educate New Canaan voters? Please consider donating to our Ed Fund to help our Get Out The Vote efforts!
Our Education Fund is a 501(c)3 organization that works to register voters and provide them with election information through voter guides, candidate forums, debates, and legislative meetings. Donations to the Education Fund also support the Harvard Case Method program, a civics curriculum sponsored by the League and Harvard at New Canaan High School, as well as civics-oriented internships for local youth. To make a tax-deductible contribution to the fund, please click on the button below. We appreciate each and every ounce of support our community provides us.
To donate through a charitable contribution account, DAF, please direct your financial entity to make a payment to LWV Education Fund with the EIN: 53-0115655, and include on the memo that it is to be used for CT 212 or LWV of New Canaan Education Fund.
We are finalizing the details of our annual, virtual Candidates Debate, to be held on Thursday, October 20th. While we prepare to fill you in on all of the exciting details, we are accepting your questions for the debate until Friday, October 14th at 12 pm. Questions may be submitted here
voters guide 2021 is here!
The 2021 Voters Guide is here! Compiled in conjunction with Vote411.org, you can find candidates' responses here.
VIRTUAL CANDIDATES DEBATE
On Tuesday, October 19th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m, the League of Women Voters of New Canaan held our annual Candidates Debate.
New Canaan’s 2021 Municipal Election is on Tuesday, November 2nd. The League of Women Voters of New Canaan hosted the annual Candidates Debate as a virtual livestream October 19th, beginning promptly at 7:00 pm. The debate was limited to candidates running in contested races, so only those standing for the Board of Education (4-year and 2-year terms) participated. Candidates debated in person in the New Canaan Town Hall Meeting Room, led by moderator Laura Smits, President of the LWVCT.
NCTV 79 broadcasted the 90-minute debate, which was also available for livestream via the League of Women Voters of New Canaan's Facebook page and YouTube.com/NCTV79. Following last year’s format, attendance was strictly limited to candidates and LWVCT debate staff.
- Following National League of Women Voters policy and Federal Communications Commission’s regulations, the debate will include a minimum of two participating candidates for contested municipal seats only. “Empty chair debates” risk giving one candidate an opportunity to promote his or her campaign, which can be viewed as improper electioneering activity.
- Recordings of this event may not be used without the express written approval of the New Canaan LWV except by media who have registered and are reporting the event.