Deadline Looming for Sites Interested in Hosting 2024 Presidential Debates
WASHINGTON — The deadline is fast approaching for interested venues to submit proposals to host a 2024 general election debate.
The deadline for applications is April 28.
Those who haven’t submitted an application but wish to can still request a complete set of guidelines from the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates by emailing [email protected].
The guidelines include everything a venue needs to know about the commission’s facility needs, security requirements, needs when it comes to city services and other criteria.
Established in 1987, the nonprofit and nonpartisan commission is a 501(c)(3) corporation created to hold debates among the leading candidates for the offices of president and vice president.
Since its formation, it has sponsored all of the presidential and vice-presidential debates through 2020.
The Well News reached out to the commission for comment on the deadline and its expectations for potential applicants.
Meanwhile, last month, the Republican National Committee announced that it will hold a series of GOP candidate debates throughout the 2024 campaign cycle, beginning in August 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Though the exact date and criteria for participation have not yet been set, the first event is expected to coincide with the RNC’s summer meeting.
“At this time, no other debates have been sanctioned, nor has the final criteria for the first debate been decided,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel wrote in the email to her members. “The committee will continue its work and will release updates as they become available.”
NBC News has reported that after the first primary debate, the Republicans are expected to hold one debate per month through the end of this year, increasing to two or more a month once the primary voting begins in January 2024.
In total, the committee is said to be considering between 10 and 12 debates between mid-August of this year and the party’s national convention in the summer of 2024.
The GOP is also said to already be in conversations with the major news networks about hosting its upcoming slate of presidential primary debates and the selection of moderators.
“We have a long way to go, but I am confident we will be able to showcase our eventual nominee in a world class fashion,” McDaniel said in her Feb. 23 message to members.