Vermont Public's 2022 midterm election debates: How to listen, watch & submit questions for candidates
Vermont's 2022 midterm election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Vermont Public will host a series of debates in October featuring the major-party candidates for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, governor and lieutenant governor — and we want your questions for the candidates.
The debate schedule
All of the debates will air live during Vermont Edition's radio broadcastat noon. You can also watch the debates live at noon on the Vermont Public YouTube page. The debates will broadcast on our main TV channel the same day at 7 p.m. You can also listen in the Vermont Edition podcast feed.
The debates will be held live and in-person at the Vermont Public Winooski studios.
Find our debate guidelines here.
Tuesday, Oct. 11 — U.S. House debate [Host: Connor Cyrus]
- State Senate President Pro Tem Becca Balint (Democrat)
- Liam Madden (Republican)
- See the highlights of the U.S. House debate here
Thursday, Oct. 13 — U.S. Senate debate [Host: Mikaela Lefrak]
- Gerald Malloy (Republican)
- Rep. Peter Welch (Democrat)
- See the highlights of the U.S. Senate debate here
Tuesday, Oct. 18 — Governor debate [Host: Mikaela Lefrak]
- Gov. Phil Scott (Republican)
- Brenda Siegel (Democrat)
- See the highlights of the governor debate here
Thursday, Oct. 20 — Lieutenant Governor debate [Host: Connor Cyrus]
- State Sen. Joe Benning (Republican)
- David Zuckerman (Progressive/Democrat)
- See the highlights of the lieutenant governor debate here
Submit your questions
Each debate will leave time to pose questions from our audience. Here are a few ways you can share your questions for the candidates:
- Leave a voicemail: Call 802-552-8899 and leave a message. Practice a few times before your call, and then introduce yourself, say where you live, and ask your question ... in the form of a question!
- Write an email: Submit your question to us via email. Just send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Record a voice memo: We like to include listener voices in our broadcast, but we can only accept questions that are around 30 seconds. We recommend you practice your question a few times, tell us your name and where you live, and then ask your question (again, in the form of a question!) You can use a smartphone's voice memo app to record, then email the file to email@example.com.
- Send us a message on social media: Send us a direct message on our Twitter page or Instagram feed.
More election information
The Vermont Secretary of State's website is your go-to source for information about the upcoming election. Head there to find out about voter registration and where your polling place is.
And find more of Vermont Public's Election 2022 coverage here (including Vermont Edition interviews with many of the candidates participating in these debates).
Editor's note: The above has been edited to accurately represent the multiple party affiliations of candidate David Zuckerman.