Hoosier voters can now submit questions to the Indiana Debate Commission for consideration to be asked of candidates in the governor’s race and U.S. Senate race.
As many as 2,500 free seats will be available at venues across the state of Indiana that have agreed to donate their facilities. Indiana voters are invited to submit questions on the commission’s website with links to both races from the home page.
For the governor’s race click on the link
For the U.S. Senate race click on the link
Questions are vetted by members of the commission and those who submit may be invited to ask their questions of the candidates in person.
Confirmed date, time and location for the two remaining with Republican Mike Pence, Libertarian Rupert Boneham and Democrat John Gregg are:
Date: Wednesday, October 17
Broadcast time: 7 p.m.
City: South Bend, Ind.
Venue: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (live audience – seating up to 840)
Date: Thursday, Oct. 25
Broadcast time: 7 p.m.
City: Fort Wayne, Ind.
Venue: WFWA-TV PBS 39 (in studio/no live audience)
Tentative date, time and location for the remaining U.S. Senate debate with Republican Richard Mourdock, Libertarian Andrew Horning and Democrat Joe Donnelly is:
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23
Broadcast Time: 7 p.m.
City: New Albany
Venue: Paul W. Ogle Cultural & Community Center, IU Southeast (live audience – seating up to 500)
“The commission continues to put voters first as we engage with candidates in this fall election season with one of our busiest seasons ever,” said Max Jones, president of the commission. “We also had a record number of venues submit applications this year and we also rely on their generosity to provide free and accessible sites to accommodate public attendance.”
The non-profit commission is the only independent group in the state of Indiana that provides free broadcast satellite feeds for those interested in sharing debates either live or delayed to communities across Indiana. The commission also provides a live stream on its site for debate events and archives all of the taped debates on its website for later viewing.
Ticket availability, moderators and formats will be announced at a later time. Details for tickets will also be posted on the commission’s website and Facebook.