Debates Schedule
Attorney General
Wed Oct 18,  7:00 p.m. MT/PT
2nd Congressional District
Sun Oct 22,  7:00 p.m. MT/PT
1st Congressional District
Tue Oct 24,  8:00/7:00 p.m. MT/PT (90 minutes)
Supt. of Public Instruction
Wed Oct 25,  7:00 p.m. MT/PT
Sun Oct 29,  7:00 p.m. MT/PT
More viewing options are available on our Video Archive page.

All programs are one hour long, unless otherwise noted

Eminent Domain/Regulatory Takings (Prop 2) Thu Oct 19,  8:30/7:30 p.m. MT/PT (30 minutes)
Taxes (Prop 1, sales tax for education and Advisory vote on property tax) Thu Oct 26,  8:00/7:00 p.m. MT/PT
Marriage (Constitutional amendment) Thu Nov 2,  8:00/7:00 p.m. MT/PT

Other Debates
As a service to our viewers, Idaho Public Television is airing three additional debates produced by Idaho commercial television stations and made available to us for broadcast:
Governor Thu Oct 12,  10:30 p.m. MT/PT (LCSC/KLEW)
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Lt. Governor Wed Oct 25,  10:30 p.m. MT/PT (KTVB)
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Governor Mon Oct 30,  10:00 p.m. MT/PT (KTVB)

Archived Debates

Please vote on November 7!

For more than two decades, Idaho Public Television has been Idaho's 'station of record' for candidate debates. In October 2006, we'll continue that tradition with debates for five statewide candidate races as well as the initiatives, advisory vote, and constitutional amendment appearing on November's general election ballot.

Candidates will be selected for the debates by the League of Women Voters, the Idaho Press Club and Idaho Public Television. Among other criteria, candidates have to show that they have an "active campaign." Lack of evidence of an active campaign, and/or the lack of an opponent, mean that some candidates will not have a debate.

The Idaho Secretary of State's website has a list of candidates and texts for the ballot initiatives. You can also visit our Election Basics page for links to Idaho political parties, as well as additional information on the candidates.

Election day is November 7th. Polls open at 8:00 a.m. in most locations, 7:00 a.m. in others. Visit our Election Basics page to learn more. And remember, Idaho has same-day voter registration. If you are not registered to vote, just take proof of your address, like a utility bill or rent receipt, and photo identification and cast your ballot. Let your voice be heard!

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