The League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis believes one of the best ways for voters to learn about people seeking election is to hear candidates speak and answer questions in a public forum.
Go to VOTER SERVICES to request a forum for an election in 2024.
To keep forums informative for voters, the League has established candidate forum ground rules. The LWVSTL moderator determines which questions will be asked and attempts in good faith to cover areas of interest expressed by the audience.
Forums for 2023 Municipal Elections
Ferguson-Florissant School Board - Wednesday, March 29, 6-7:30pm, Virtual. Sponsored by: Ferguson Municipal Public Library. Watch the forum at bit.ly/fmplschool23.
Webster Groves School Board - Thursday, March 30, sponsored by: Webster Groves School Board. Watch the forum at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVZKGoLJJzg&ab_channel=WebsterGrovesSchoolDistrict.
Mayor of Ferguson - Wednesday, March 22, sponsored by: Ferguson Municipal Public Library. Watch the virtual forum at bit.ly/fmplmayor23.
Wildwood City Council - Monday, March 20, sponsored by City of Wildwood. Watch the recording at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeXtoo4MBOA&ab_channel=CityofWildwood.
Affton School Board - Tuesday, March 14, sponsored by: Affton School District.
Lindbergh School Board - Monday, March 13, sponsored by: the Lindbergh School District. Watch a recording at https://www.youtube.com/live/SggbwJjjL78?feature=share
Rockwood School Board - Wednesday, March 1, hosted by Rockwood School District Communications Dept. Watch the recording at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uSVQds917A&ab_channel=RockwoodSchoolDistrict
Normandy School Board - Wednesday, March 8, sponsored by Normandy Schools Collaborative.
Mayor of Black Jack - Monday, March 6, sponsored by Citizens of the City of Black Jack.
StL City Ward 12 Alderperson - Saturday, Feb. 18, sponsored by UJAMAA Community CDC.
StL City Ward 6 Alderperson - Saturday, Feb. 4, sponsored by SNIA. Watch a recording at https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=904936537369570.
StL City Ward 7 Alderperson - Tuesday, Feb. 7, sponsored by Rung For Women. See a recording of the forum.
StL City Ward 14 Alderperson - Saturday, Feb. 11, sponsored by Neighbors of the Future 14th Ward of the City of St. Louis. Watch a recording at https://www.facebook.com/100011844456101/videos/563272495748806.
Forums for the November 8, 2022, election
Meet the Judges - Monday, October 24, panel of 11 St. Louis County judges up for retention on the November 8 ballot. Sponsored by: St. Louis County Circuit Court
SLPS School Board - Thursday, October 6, sonsored by: STL Public Schools Foundation. Click here for a recording.
The LWVSTL moderated a single forum for the August 2022 Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate on July 18.
The League moderated 18 forums that were watched by more than 12,000 voters before the April 2022 municipal elections.