Biden - Ryan | Centre College, Danville, KY | October 11, 2012
Photo Courtesy Mark Abraham

2016 Presidential Debates

Sep 26, 2016 First presidential debate, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Oct 4, 2016 Vice presidential debate, Longwood University, Farmville, VA
Oct 9, 2016 Second presidential debate, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Oct 19, 2016 Third presidential debate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Belmont University in Nashville, TN will serve as the backup site.

Our Mission

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners. Its primary purpose is to sponsor and produce debates for the United States presidential and vice presidential candidates and to undertake research and educational activities relating to the debates. The organization, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) corporation, sponsored all of the presidential debates in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012.