2016 Presidential Election Debates Dates Set

Phot credit: whitehouse .gov
Phot credit: whitehouse .gov

The Commission on Presidential Debates has put plans in place over a year ago for the 2016 presidential and vice presidential debates to take place accordingly:

First presidential debate: Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

The first debate will consist of six 15-minute segments selected by the moderator and announced ahead of the debate.

Vice presidential debate: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.

The vice presidential debate will be divided into nine 10-minute segments.

Second presidential debate: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at Washington University in St. Louis

The second presidential debate will be a town meeting, where half of the questions will come from participants and the other from the moderator. The moderator’s questions will be based on public interest topics determined via social media and other sources.

Third presidential debate: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The third presidential debate will have the same format as the first, with six 15-minute segments.

Pollyanna Davy, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Carol Jesus Chan

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