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Delaware Debates 2012

​Delaware Debates 2012

Delaware Debates 2018 will be held at Mitchell Hall Auditorium on the University of Delaware's Newark campus on Wednesday, October 17, and feature the state's candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Each debate requires a ticket for admission, which is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis to the public, students, and the University community. Tickets are limited to 2 per person, per debate.

  • 6:30 p.m.―U.S. House of Representatives (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
  • 30-minute intermission
  • 8:00 p.m.―U.S. Senate (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

Ticket distribution begins on Tuesday, September 18, and ends at the close of business on Tuesday, October 16, at the following locations. No tickets will be available on Wednesday, October 17, 2018:

  • Bob Carpenter Center Box Office, 631 South College Avenue, Newark, Delaware. Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • UD Main Campus – Trabant Box Office, Trabant University Center, Newark, Delaware. Open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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No material with campaign slogans, logos, or political messages are allowed inside Mitchell Hall during the Delaware Debates. Restricted material may include clothing, campaign materials, literature, hats, stickers, signs, or banners. The audience is prohibited from applauding or making noise during the debate and may not do anything visible or audible to express support or opposition to any candidate during the debate. Violations will prompt immediate removal of audience members from the debate venue.

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