Elections 2016

TVW will cover dozens of election-related events this year, including debates, candidate forums and political conventions. Many of these events will be webcast live on TVW.org, or taped to air on television at a later date. Check this calendar regularly for updates and webcast links.

NOVEMBER

2nd: TVW’s The Impact covers the lighter side of state elections with a look back at formation of the 1970s’ “Owl Party”. Watch

8th: TVW will have a live election night show with results as they come in. Watch

9th: TVW’s The Impact recaps results and analysis from the election night 2016: Watch

OCTOBER

5th: TVW’s The Impact covers the race for State Insurance Commissioner, plus the debate over Initiative 1433 concerning minimum wage and paid leave. Watch

6th: TVW’s Inside Olympia interviews the candidates for Secretary of State and State Lands Commissioner. Watch

7th: WA Policy Center hosts Arthur Brooks and Daniel Hannan, a key figure in the “Brexit” vote. Watch

8th: The League of Women Voters candidate forum for candidates for State Lands Commissioner and Superintendent of Public Instruction. Watch

12th: TVW’s The Impact covers competing carbon emission plans, including Initiative 732 on this November’s statewide ballot. Watch

12th: The League of Women Voters hosts candidates forums in Pasco for Attorney General and Superintendent of Public Instruction. Watch

13th: The League of Women Voters hosts a Secretary of State candidate forum in Pasco. Watch

19th: TVW’s The Impact covers the $54-billion Sound Transit 3 regional ballot measure, and statewide Initiative 1501. Watch

16th: Debate between U.S. Senate candidates Patty Murray and Chris Vance. Watch

18th: The League of Women Voters candidate forum for candidates for WA Supreme Court Justice. Watch

19th: Debate for Governor between Jay Inslee and Bill Bryant. Watch

20th: The League of Women Voters hosts a UW-Tacoma forum for candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Watch

21st: Debate for Lieutenant Governor between Cyrus Habib and Marty McClendon. Watch

23rd: Debate between U.S. Senate candidates Patty Murray and Chris Vance. Watch

24th: Pramila Jayapal vs. Brady Walkinshaw 7th Congressional District debate in Seattle. Watch

26th: TVW’s The Impact talks about money in elections with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission. Watch

27th: TVW’s Inside Olympia interviews political pollster Stuart Elway on results of his latest polls. Watch

SEPTEMBER

6th: TVW begins airing Video Voters’ Guide statements for and against seven statewide ballot initiatives. View the Video Voters’ Guide

7th: WSU William D. Ruckelshaus Center luncheon featuring UW elections expert Dr. David Domke. Watch

8th: League of Women Voters candidate forum with candidates for State Auditor and State Treasurer. Watch

8th: TVW’s Inside Olympia features interviews with candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction and Lieutenant Governor. Watch

12th: The League of Women Voters hosts a Secretary of State candidate forum in Seattle. Watch

13th: The League of Women Voters hosts a forum on the Sound Transit 3 ballot initiative in Bellevue. Watch

13th: Candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction debate at the Assn of WA Business Policy Summit. Watch

14th: Candidates for State Auditor debate at the Assn of WA Business Policy Summit. Watch

14th: Candidates for State Lands Commissioner debate at the Assn of WA Business Policy Summit. Watch

14th: TVW’s The Impact features interviews with candidates for State Auditor and State Treasurer. Watch

14th: Seattle Times Editorial Board interview on I-735 concerning corporate political contributions. Watch

14th: Governor candidates Jay Inslee and Bill Bryant share their health care platforms at the State of Reform Inland NW Conference in Spokane. Watch

15th: Seattle Times Editorial Board interview on I-1491 concerning extreme risk firearms protection orders. Watch

15th: Yakima Herald-Republic Editorial Board interview with candidates for Washington Secretary of State. Watch

16th: Yakima Herald-Republic Editorial Board interview with candidates for State Auditor. Watch

19th: The League of Women Voters hosts a forum on the Sound Transit 3 ballot initiative. Watch

20th: Seattle Times Editorial Board interview on I-1433 minimum wage and paid leave. Watch

21st: TVW’s The Impact interviews proponents and opponents of I-1433 minimum wage and I-1491 extreme risk firearms protection orders. Watch

26th: King County Bar Association hosts candidates for WA State Supreme Court justice. Watch

26th: The Washington Debate Coalition hosts a debate for Governor in Seattle. Watch

27th: Seattle Times Editorial Board interview on I-1464 concerning campaign finance laws. Watch

28th: TVW’s The Impact covers the battle for control of the State House and Senate. Watch

28th: The League of Women Voters hosts a candidate forum with candidates in three Washington State Supreme Court races. Watch

AUGUST

2nd: Washington State Primary Election

11th: Seattle Times editorial board interview on Initiative 732-carbon tax. Watch

17th: Association of WA Business hosted Governor and Secretary of State debates, covered live by KHQ-TV Spokane. TVW is re-airing the debates during August. The debates can be watched online via KHQ’s website — Governor, Secretary of State

31st: KUOW panel discussion on “The Grand Old Party: From Reagan to Trump.” Watch

JULY 

11th: The League of Women Voters hosts a candidate forum in Olympia for Commissioner of Public Lands. Watch

12th: The League of Women Voters hosts a Lieutenant Governor candidate forum in Seattle. Watch

14th: The League of Women Voters hosts a candidate forum in Tacoma for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Watch

19-21st: Washington State Labor Council’s 2016 Constitutional Convention in Wenatchee. Watch coverage from Tuesday morning, and Wednesday morning.

JUNE

2nd: YMCA Youth in Government event in Walla Walla. Watch

14th: Association of Washington Business Lieutenant Governor candidate debate in Spokane. Watch

14th: Association of Washington Business panel discussion with political pollsters Stu Elway and Bob Moore. Watch

14th: Association of Washington Business hosts gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant. Watch

17th: TVW Video Voters’ Guide will be published online and begin airing on television. The guide features taped statements from candidates for all statewide elected office. View the Video Voters’ Guide

17-19th: Washington State Democratic Convention in Tacoma. Watch coverage from Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday afternoon continued, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon.

22nd: Seattle CityClub hosts NBC’s Chuck Todd discussing the 2016 elections. Watch

23rd: Washington Educational Research Association debate for candidates running for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Watch

During June TVW’s “The Impact” covered hotly contested primary races for three statewide offices: Lieutenant Governor, State Auditor, and Superintendent of Public Instruction.

MAY

13-15th: Mainstream Republicans 2016 Cascade Conference in Leavenworth. Watch the keynote addresses, opening remarks, Education panel, Compassionate Conservatism panel, “Meet the Statewide Candidates” panel, and the “Women and the Republican Party” breakout session.

14th: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate forum at Aberdeen High School. Watch

19th: WA Policy Center address by former Louisiana Governor and presidential candidate Bobby Jindal. Watch

19th: WA Research Council address by political commentator and journalist Morton Kondracke. Watch

19-21st: Washington State Republican Party Convention in Pasco. Watch coverage from Friday morning, Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon.

21st: Washington State Labor Council’s 2016 Committee on Political Education Convention to vote on endorsements for candidates for congressional, judicial and state legislative positions. Watch

25th: Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate forum at Bellingham High School. Watch

APRIL 

9th: Libertarian Party of Washington 2016 Convention in Fife. Watch the morning session, afternoon session and the banquet speaker session.

12th: Candidates running for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction speak at a candidate forum hosted by Educational Service District 112 in Vancouver. Watch

20th: The Puyallup School District is hosting a forum with candidates running for Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, including Robin Fleming, Erin Jones, Chris Reykdal, Larry Seaquist and Ron Higgins. Watch

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