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The Idaho Debates
The Idaho Debates - 2018

Primary Election Night Coverage 2018

Debates and Specials

There are currently no debates scheduled.

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Catch the biggest and best primary and general election debates right here at Idaho Public Television.

Throughout October, The Idaho Debates feature candidates for Idaho's statewide and congressional offices, and Idaho Reports presents specials on two statewide ballot measures.

For more than three decades, Idaho Public Television has been Idaho's "station of record" for candidate debates. Ahead of the November general election, we continue that tradition with debates for statewide and federal offices.

Engage with The Idaho Debates!

Television: Watch the debates live on Idaho Public Television or on our YouTube page

Online: All the 2018 debates will be available On Demand after they air.

Past Debates from 2010 to current are available On Demand. For debates prior to 2010 please contact us.

Find more info on the Secretary of State's Elections Website.

Email us: mail@idahodebates.org

Additional Information

Based upon the 1998 U.S. Supreme Court decision "Arkansas vs Forbes," the partners have established "reasonable" and "viewpoint-neutral" criteria for participation in these statewide debates and will apply those criteria consistently to determine if a candidate is conducting an active campaign. The following letter went out to each candidate.

Past Debates: For debates prior to 2010 please contact us.

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The Idaho Debates is a collaborative effort among the Idaho Press Club, Boise State University's School of Public Service, University of Idaho's McClure Center, Idaho State University's Department of Political Science, League of Women Voters' Voter Education Fund, and Idaho Public Television.

Idaho Press Club
University of Idaho McClure Center for Public Policy
Boise State University School of Public Service
Idaho League of Woman Voters
Idaho State University Department of Political Science
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