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ABC6 Gubernatorial Debate 2014 at Roger Williams University - Sponsored by Cox Communications

October 28, 2014
7:00 PM
Location: Campus Recreation Center
  • Open to the Public
  • RSVP Required
  • Registration Required

Doors open at 5:45 pm and close at 6:30 pm. No entry permitted after 6:30 pm. Event starts promptly at 7:00 pm.

New date for the debate!

Exactly one week before election day, WLNE-TV ABC 6 will hold and televise a gubernatorial debate featuring the candidates, with the Roger Williams University campus in Bristol as host and Cox Communications as the presenting sponsor. The event will be open to both the RWU community and the general public. Advance registration required.

The debate had originally been scheduled for early September – all ticketholders for the previous date should note that the entire ticket reservation process has started from scratch. All attendees must reserve new tickets for the Oct. 28 date.

Advance registration is required for all attendees. Registration details:

Registration must be completed, in advance, via the web forms below.

Individual registrations must be submitted for every event attendee. If there is more than one person in your group, please submit the registration form multiple times, as needed, with information for each attendee.

Upon submission of the form, registrants will receive a confirmation email. That email will serve as the receipt. Each attendee must print the receipt and bring to the event with a valid photo ID that matches the name on the receipt.

Check-in details:

  • No entries will be permitted without a printed receipt and a matching photo ID.
  • During the check-in process, guests will exchange receipts for an entry wristband.
  • Doors open at 5:45 pm and attendees are encouraged to arrive as early as possible.
  • Doors close at 6:30 pm – no late entry will be permitted once doors close.
  • No re-entry will be permitted for attendees who leave the Campus Recreation Center building after check-in.

The following items are prohibited at the event:

  • signage of any kind
  • advertising for candidates in any form
  • outside food or drinks
  • backpacks – although small purses will be permitted

Event Location

  • Roger Williams University Campus Recreation Center
  • 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, R.I. 02809


Please see the following information on additional viewing options:

The debate will broadcast on WLNE-TV ABC 6 beginning at 7:00 pm.

For those students who have not registered for seats in the Recreation Center but still want to attend in order to earn the half merit point, two overflow locations are available:

  • The ground-floor Bistro area in the School of Law
  • The Appellate Courtroom (Room 283) in the School of Law

No advance registration is required, but any students viewing the debate from these locations must check in with the faculty and staff members on site no later than 6:45 pm and stay for the duration of the debate in order to earn the half merit point.

Faculty, staff and community members are welcome in the overflow spaces as well.