Sample Questions: Debates/Voters' Guides

Use our sample questions to ask candidates about the pressing issues in voters' minds this year. Great for use in your voters' guides or at debates and forums. 

  1. How do you propose to address the most important challenges facing our country?
  2. What will you do to support a vibrant economy in our area?
  3. How will you work to increase job opportunities for your constituents?
  4. In building a vibrant U.S. economy, would you emphasize helping companies expand and earn more or addressing income inequality?
  5. What kinds of policies will you pursue to promote social and racial justice in our community?
  6. What [will you/should our nation] do over the long term to ensure healthcare access for all?
  7. What, if any, steps [will you/should our nation] take to create a pathway to citizenship?
  8. What measures do you support to improve elections and voting in our country?
  9. What should government do to provide an equitable, quality public education for all children pre-K through grade 12?
  10. What, if any, specific steps will you take to address inequalities facing women in the United States?
  11. What measures do you support to protect Americans from domestic acts of terrorism?
  12. Please explain why you do or do not think it is important to reduce the role of money in American elections.
  13. Please explain why you support or oppose using more U.S. military power to resolve the situation in the Middle East.
  14. What actions should the U.S. undertake to protect its interests abroad?