Candidates must meet nonpartisan, objective, nondiscriminatory criteria in order to qualify to participate in these debates. If fewer than two candidates meet the criteria, candidates are not required to appear and the debate may be canceled.

You can tune in to debates co-sponsored by the New York City Campaign Finance Board to learn more about the candidates for Mayor and Comptroller on your ballot.

As you prepare to rank your choices, these debates will allow you to compare candidates by learning more about their values and their plans for our city.


Primary Election Debates

Election Day June 22 

Thursday, May 13

Mayoral, Democratic
Spectrum News NY1
7 pm - 9 pm 
Livestream: NY1.com | NY1Noticias.com

Wednesday, May 26

Mayoral, Republican
Spectrum News NY1
7 pm - 8 pm 
None of the candidates met the criteria to participate. The candidates appeared in this debate voluntarily.

Wednesday, June 2

Mayoral, Democratic
WABC-TV
7 pm - 9 pm 
Livestream: Abc7NY.com | Univision41.com

Sunday, June 6 - CANCELED 

Mayoral, Republican
None of the candidates met the criteria to participate. This debate will not be held.

Thursday, June 10

Comptroller, Democratic
Spectrum News NY1
7 pm - 8:30 pm 

Wednesday, June 16

Mayoral, Democratic "Leading Contenders"
WNBC-TV
7 pm - 8 pm 

Sunday, June 20

Comptroller, Democratic "Leading Contenders"
WNBC-TV
9:30 am - 10:30 am 

 

General Election Debates 

Election Day – November 2 

Wednesday, October 20

Mayoral
WNBC-TV
7 pm - 8 pm 

Tuesday, October 26

Mayoral "Leading Contenders"
WABC-TV
7 pm - 8 pm