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The Citizens Clean Elections Commission sponsors statewide and legislative debates. Only contested races will have a debate. Additionally, debates will only occur if there is a participating Clean Elections candidate or upon the request of a traditional candidate. All debates and times are subject to change.


The Commission has taken steps to ensure a safe and convenient way for voters and candidates to participate in the 2020 Legislative Candidate Debates.

In response to COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC and AZDHS and the Governor's Executive Orders, Clean Elections will host the primary election debates on a virtual platform. Candidates will participate in the debate via Zoom, and voters will be able to view the debate via the Clean Elections YouTube page. The debate will be live streamed and recorded for subsequent viewing. Clean Elections is creating dedicated channels for voters to submit questions for the candidates in real time. Our experienced team is ensuring all those who wish to participate and view the debate can do so in a simplified, accessible and safe manner.

Check back here for more updates on how you can participate in this important and unique part of Arizona’s Democracy.

How do I know which candidates are attending the debate?

Candidates that have been invited have their name listed next to the debate. Candidates that have confirmed their participation are indicated with a check mark and candidates that have declined to participate are indicated with a strike through.

Can I submit a question for the candidates?

Absolutely! Clean Elections sponsors the debates so voters can hear directly from the candidates on the issues that are important to them. You can email your question to Clean Elections by clicking the button below. Just be sure to indicate what district debate your question is for and if the question is for a particular candidate or everyone!

If the button doesn't open an email for you automatically please send questions with the district number and the words "Debate Question" in the subject line to: ccec@azcleanelections.gov.

Submit Debate Question


All debates will be live streamed on the Clean Elections YouTube Page. If you miss the live stream, the recorded debates will continue to be available on our YouTube page so you can watch at your convenience.

Any person with a disability may request accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the Commission at (602) 364-3477. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange accommodations.

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2020 Statewide Primary Debate Schedule

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2020 Legislative Primary Debate Schedule

Legislative debates will begin at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted and are subject to cancellation. Dates, times and locations are also subject to change.