One of the most hotly contested Democratic races for president is underway, and Atlanta will be at the center of it next week. You can be in the midst of that action.
The fifth Democratic debate will be held at Tyler Perry Studios on Nov. 20, and those interested in watching the action in person have the chance to snag tickets. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the debate at Tyler Perry Studios, 315 Deshler St. SW.
Ten candidates have qualified for next week’s debate, and the Democratic National Committee has listed the criteria for candidate qualification here. Candidates have until 11:59 tonight to qualify.
There are just a few ways to see the action up close and personal Nov. 20. Here’s how to snag tickets:
Be a member of some Georgia organizations
The DNC announced it would place priority on getting tickets to a handful of unions and advocacy groups. According to The Washington Post, the DNC will “work with the Georgia Democratic Party and a variety of local organizations, including unions, local Democratic organizations and women’s rights organizations.”
Be associated with a campaign
Each campaign will be allocated an equal number of tickets to invite guests, according to a DNC announcement.
Sign up for tickets at the Georgia Democratic Party website
There is no cost to sign up for tickets, but interested debate watchers should fill out this form to potentially get tickets. The website for tickets makes it clear that tickets are limited, denoting that due to “limited seating and extreme interest, most requests will not be possible to accommodate.” After filling out the name, address and phone information, users will be prompted to make a donation, but that is not necessary to secure a ticket.
If for some reason you can’t procure tickets, there are a number of ways to watch via live stream and on prime-time television. Check out how to watch the debate from home here.
The current roster for the debate includes former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, California Sen. Kamala Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, businessman Tom Steyer, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and businessman Andrew Yang.
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