A school in Pennsylvania will host next year’s vice presidential debate.
Lafayette College in Easton, Northampton County, announced Monday that it has been selected to host the 2024 vice presidential debate on Wednesday, Sept. 25. It is the first time the school has been chosen to host the event.
“It is a great honor to host a vice presidential debate. We are pleased to open our campus to this important part of our country’s democratic process and to help bring this debate to American voters,” said Nicole Hurd, President of Lafayette College.
The debate will take place at the school’s Kirby Sports Centre. The exact format and moderators are not yet known and will be announced in 2024 the Commission on Presidential Debates, officials said. The Commission is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has sponsored all general election presidential and vice presidential debates since 1988.
“Over the years, we have welcomed eight current, former or future presidents and vice presidents to our campus,” Hurd said. “Our namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette, is known for his historic leadership of democratic values. With our civic campus and traditions, Lafayette will proudly represent Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley, which always play a central role in national politics.”