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Candidate Forums

Bellevue Town Council Candidate Forum, 2017

Candidate Forums

Candidates for school boards, and state and local offices don't get much media attention, and it's hard to find issue-oriented information about them. At the League of Women Voters' Candidate Forums, citizens can ask about the issues that matter to them, and hear directly from all candidates.

All questions are generated by the audience and sorted by volunteers. Each candidate is given equal time to respond.

In 2020, our Candidate Forums moved to Zoom, and videos of the events were posted on our Facebook page. Check back during election season for a calendar of candidate forums and links to video.

Volunteer time-keepers at an in-person forum.

In 2020, we adapted to the pandemic, and moved our candidate forums to Zoom.

The rest of the format remained the same, with the audience submitting questions through our social media channels. The recorded sessions were posted on our YouTube and Facebook pages.

Volunteers sort and compile audience questions during a candidate forum.

Recorded Candidate Forums - Click on Image to View

23rd State House District Forum with

Dan Frankel and Jay Ting Walker

October 14, 2020

The 23rd Congressional District is made up of several neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh, including Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, and Oakland.

Non-Partisan, Political Information for Allegheny County

Who's on YOUR Ballot? Find out at

Allegheny County has over 1,300 voting precincts, and local school board and municipal races can mean that every precinct's ballot can have a different slate of candiates. At Vote 411, you can meet every candidate on your ballot before getting to the polls. During the campaign season, the League of Women Voters sends a questionnaire to every candidate on your ballot, asking about their policies and priorities. If they respond, their answers will be available at Vote 411.

Facts for Citizens -- How to contact your government officials

The League of Women Voters compiles "Facts for Citizens," a directory of the officials and representatives at all levels of government who serve the Greater Pittsburgh area. A digital copy can be downloaded here.

Facts for Citizens