4 Colleges to Host 2016 Candidate Debates

September 24, 2015

The Commission on Presidential Debates Wednesday announced the 2016 general election debate schedule. The three presidential and one vice presidential debates will all be held at universities. They are:

  • The first presidential debate on Monday, Sept. 26, at Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio.
  • The one and only vice presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Longwood University, in Farmville, Va.
  • The second presidential debate on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • The third presidential debate on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the University of Nevada of Las Vegas, in Nevada.

Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., will serve as the backup site. More information on format and selection criteria is forthcoming, and the commission will announce the moderators in 2016.

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