On Friday, a mayoral runoff debate between Jamie Giellis and the incumbent Michael Hancock will be held at the Summit in Downtown Denver.
The debate, which will be moderated by political analyst and talk show host Aaron Harber and televised later, will be followed by a political happy hour.
In a press release, Harber thanked the candidates for “taking the time to give Denver voters the opportunity to see and hear them at an event which is structured to avoid soundbite politics.”
“So many debates are not accessible to the public,” he said, but “thanks to Live Nation and its Summit venue, we are able to give hundreds of Denver voters the opportunity to see the candidates in person.”
The event is open to the public, but interested Denverites are required to register in advance by sending their full names and phone numbers to [email protected]
The doors at the Summit, located at 1902 Blake Street, will open at 12:30 p.m. The debate is expected to last from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will be immediately followed by the happy hour which will run until 4:30 p.m.
Attendees can send questions for the candidates to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Wed., May 22, for consideration.
The debate will be broadcasted on KCDO-TV Channel 3 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday night.
A re-run of the debate will also be available, with the first half airing from 11 a.m. to noon on Sun. May 26 and the second half airing in the same time slot a week later on June 2.
Ballots in the runoff election can be cast in person at vote centers starting on Tues., May 28, or via mail. All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Tues., June 4.