Accredited media may now apply for 2020 debate credentials here. The deadline to apply for a credential is Friday, September 4, 2020.

For further inquiries, please contact the Commission on Presidential Debates at [email protected] or by phone at (202) 872-1020.

More information about each of the 2020 general election debates can be found at the following links:


First presidential debate

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
University of Notre Dame

2020 Presidential Debate | University of Notre Dame
On Sept. 29, 2020, the University of Notre Dame will host the first presidential debate in the 2020 election series.


Vice presidential debate

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
The University of Utah

Vice Presidential Debate 2020
About the Debate. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced today the University of Utah has been selected to host the vice presidential debate on Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall, Nancy Peery Marriott Auditorium.


Second presidential debate

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

The October 15, 2020 Presidential Debate will be held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami, Florida. The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting. The Arsht Center is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming. The Center’s commitment to the arts includes support for an education program that serves nearly 60,000 children each year.


Third presidential debate

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Belmont University

Belmont University Debate 2020
Belmont University is proud to be the host site for the October 22, 2020 Presidential Debate. Located two miles from the heart of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont previously hosted the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate and will serve as one of four host locations during the 2020 election, three for presidential debates and one for a vice presidential debate.