CLEVELAND — With election day less than two months away, all eyes are now shifting to Cleveland as Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic host the first presidential debate tonight between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
So what can you expect? Here's what we know so far...
WHEN IS IT?
Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 9-10:30 p.m.
WHERE IS IT TAKING PLACE?
The Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic inside the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion.
HOW CAN I WATCH?
WHEN WILL PRESIDENT TRUMP ARRIVE IN CLEVELAND?
Here's his schedule, according to White House officials:
- 2:30 p.m. Depart Washington D.C.
- 3:40 p.m. Arrive at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
- 4:10 p.m. Arrive at the debate's location at the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion.
WHO WILL MODERATE THE DEBATE?
That job goes to Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday. Read more about that HERE.
WHO GETS THE FIRST QUESTION?
WHO GETS THE FIRST OPENING STATEMENT?
There won't be any opening statements for this debate.
WHAT TOPICS WILL BE COVERED?
- The Trump and Biden Records
- The Supreme Court
- The Economy
- Race and Violence in our Cities
- The Integrity of the Election
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE?
A small number of ticketed guests will be permitted in the audience, but the exact number has not been disclosed. The Washington Post reported early Tuesday, however, that 80-90 people will be in the audience.
WHAT ABOUT COVID-19 CONCERNS?
The Cleveland Clinic will serve as a health security adviser to mitigate any exposure or spread.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED IN THE CONVERSATION?
Join 3News' Tiffany Tarpley and Dave "Dino" DeNatale for a debate watch Zoom room with a panelist of voters from 8:30-11 p.m. Read more about our debate Zoom room HERE. You can also join the conversation using #3Election.
ARE THERE ROAD CLOSURES IN CLEVELAND FOR THE DEBATE?
You bet! See the long list of road closures HERE.
PLANNING FOR PROTESTS
There are some peaceful protests planned, and city leaders say they're prepared to handle everything. Read more HERE.
Dave DeNatale chatted with our 3News Senior Political Consultant Tom Beres to preview what we can expect to see on Tuesday night.
OTHER DEBATE SCHEDULES:
- Wednesday, Oct. 7: University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
- Thursday, Oct. 15: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.
- Thursday, Oct. 22: Belmont University in Nashville.
Read more about the other debate plans HERE.
WHEN IS THE ELECTION?
Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Do you have more election questions? Need to find your polling place? What are the important deadlines you need to know? We've got you covered with our in-depth voter guide HERE.
Watch the final nights of this year's presidential conventions below.