SEATTLE — The League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund and The Spokesman-Review of Spokane announce that voters across Washington State will be able to view important statewide forums in the next few weeks:

  •        Candidates for the positions of state Treasurer will face voters at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Northwest Public Broadcasting will air this debate live on KTNW-TV. The LWV Education Fund will stream the debate live on Facebook. The LWV of Benton-Franklin Counties is hosting this debate. Questions from the community are featured.  
  •    Candidates for the position of state Secretary of State will record a debate that will be available for viewing on or about Sept. 19. The LWV of Thurston County is hosting this debate. It will feature questions from the Thurston County area.  

All voters are encouraged to submit questions to for these debates and are asked to include which position the question is for and what community they are from.

The debates will be available for later viewing at the convenience of voters. Visit or The Spokesman-Review elections page. TVW will air the debates as part of its scheduled programming and will place them on its website for later streaming as well. 

These debates are the first of several that The Spokesman-Review and the LWVWA Education Fund are planning. Visit the LWVWA website to see the list of planned debates, how to watch them and links to debate recordings.