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Frequently Asked Questions


Sept. 28, 2018: The Sept. 30 debate between Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O’Rourke has been postponed. Senator Cruz will be in Washington, D.C. for weekend votes.

UH, Univision 45 and ABC-13 are working with the campaigns to find a new date to reschedule.

Updated details will be posted as soon as they become available.

How do I obtain seats/tickets for the debate?
The University of Houston does not have debate tickets available and the event is not open to the public. Ticket allotments and distribution were determined and agreed upon by the candidate’s campaigns.

Where can I see the debate?
The public can watch the debate live on ABC13 and Univision 45 in Houston. It will air live on all ABC affiliate stations in Texas, and nationally on Univision network. Additionally, ABC13, Univision 45 and will stream the debate live on their respective websites and select social media platforms. 

How can I participate?
We encourage UH students to participate by submitting questions. Students will receive an email with instructions.

Members of the public who wish to participate in the debate can submit questions for consideration to the broadcast partners. ABC13 and Univision 45 social media accounts have also posted more information on how to submit your question for the candidates.

Participants whose questions are selected may get the opportunity to attend the debate and ask their questions to the candidates during the live telecast.

Where and when will the debate be held?
The debate will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the University of Houston Student Center Theatre in the Student Center South.
Is there an opportunity for me to watch the debate at another location on campus?
A debate watch party for current students, faculty and staff will be held in the Student Center South Houston Ballroom on Sept. 30, 2018.

  • Popcorn and beverages will be provided
  • Seating is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis