Update Oct. 9
Five weeks remain until Election Day 2018.
OK, good. Now you can get ready to cast your ballot. One way to do that is by watching debates. The selection is somewhat limited this year, so consult this list to make sure you don’t miss a second of the fun.
Are we missing a debate or forum? Let us know.
This is the one and only gubernatorial debate, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican Scott Wagner will be questioned by the king of questions, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek. Yes, seriously.
When: Monday, Oct. 1, 8:15 p.m.
How to watch: PCN, the cable channel, will air the debate live on TV and on its website. Other news stations will have the option to broadcast the debate live.
There’s also only one debate scheduled between the candidates for lieutenant governor, Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Jeff Bartos. Channel 11 Morning News anchor Katherine Amenta will serve as moderator.
When: Sat., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
How to watch: Live on WPXI.
The will be two debates between Sen. Bob Casey and Rep. Lou Barletta.
One will take place in Philadelphia.
When: Saturday, Oct. 20
How to watch: On WPVI
The other in Pittsburgh, moderated by KDKA-TV’s Ken Rice, Jon Delano, and Lynne Hayes-Freeland.
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
How to watch: On KDKA-TV
Second Congressional District
There are no scheduled debates between Democrat Rep. Brendan Boyle and his Republican challenger David Torres, according to the latter candidate.
Third Congressional District
There are no scheduled debates between Democrat Rep. Dwight Evans and his Republican challenger Bryan Leib, according to the latter candidate. Leib said via text his requests for a debate have been “ignored.”
Fifth Congressional District
Democrat Mary Gay Scanlon and Republican Pearl Kim are scheduled to participate in a debate hosted by the League of Women Voters.
When: Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
How to watch: Attend in person at Delaware County Community College, 901 S. Media Line Road, Media
Billy Penn was unable to identify any scheduled debates for contested General Assembly seats.