Tuesday, October 19th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
New Canaan’s 2021 Municipal Election is on Tuesday, November 2nd. The League of Women Voters of New Canaan will host the annual Candidates Debate as a virtual livestream October 19th, beginning promptly at 7:00 pm. The debate is limited to candidates running in contested races, so only those standing for the Board of Education (4-year and 2-year terms) will participate. Candidates will debate in person in the New Canaan Town Hall Meeting Room, led by moderator Laura Smits, President of the LWVCT.
NCTV79 will broadcast the 90-minute debate, which will also be available to livestream via the NCLWV Facebook page and YouTube.com/NCTV79. Following last year’s format, attendance is strictly limited to candidates and LWVCT debate staff.
You may submit questions in advance for the candidates through our website by clicking here. Submissions will be accepted until noon on October 15th.
- 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.