Information for Candidates Participating in CVTV Local Election Programming

Each year CVTV produces primary and general local election programming to help inform our viewers about the candidates and issues. CVTV election programming generally consists of candidate interviews, a Video Voters' Guide and election night results. There is no charge or fee for participating in CVTV election programming.

Past CVTV Election Programming can be viewed here.

Video Voters' Guide

Statements are filmed in the CVTV studio located in Vancouver City Hall.

The candidate’s statement should address the question: “What are your qualifications for office and why should citizens vote for you?”

Candidate statements are not edited and limited to three minutes.

No posters, charts or other visual materials may be visible during the candidate’s statement.

Candidate statements may not solicit funds or contain obscene, profane, libelous, or defamatory language.

A teleprompter (a computerized screen that displays text in front of the camera lens) is available for your use.

Clothing suggestions: do not wear white or green; do not wear stripes or busy patterns. Tip: A jacket with lapels is the easiest garment to attach a microphone to. No special makeup is required.


Primary Election Candidate Interviews

(Please note: due to Clark County budget constraints, the 2018 Primary Election candidate interviews will only cover Vancouver City Council candidates.)

Interviews are filmed in the CVTV studio located in Vancouver City Hall.

Interviews will be conducted with each candidate separately by a non-partisan host.

The host will ask each candidate participating in the interviews the same or similar questions.

Interviews will not be edited and limited to 10 minutes.

Clothing suggestions: do not wear white or green; do not wear stripes or busy patterns. Tip: A jacket with lapels is the easiest garment to attach a microphone to. No special makeup is required.

General Election Candidate Interviews

(Candidates for the offices indicated below* will be invited to participate in the 2018 General Election candidate interviews.)

Interviews are filmed in the CVTV studio located in Vancouver City Hall.

Interviews will be conducted side by side with all candidates for particular office by a non-partisan host.

The host will ask each candidate participating in the interviews the same or similar questions.

Interviews will not be edited and limited to 30 minutes.

Clothing suggestions: do not wear white or green; do not wear stripes or busy patterns. Tip: A jacket with lapels is the easiest garment to attach a microphone to. No special makeup is required.

* U.S. Representative/3rd Congressional District; State Representative/Position 1, 17th Legislative District; State Representative/Position 2, 17th Legislative District; State Representative/Position 1, 18th Legislative District; State Representative/Position 2, 18th Legislative District; County Councilor/Chair (At-Large); County Councilor/District 1; County Councilor/District 2; County Assessor; County Clerk; County Treasurer; Vancouver City Council/Position 1; Clark Public Utility District/Commissioner, District 1.

 

Use of Still Images or Video Clips from CVTV Election Programing in Campaign Materials

Still images or video clips from CVTV footage, including stills or footage obtained pursuant to the Washington State Public Records Act (Ch. 42.56 RCW), is in no way intended by CVTV, the City of Vancouver, or Clark County to directly or indirectly promote or oppose any candidate for public office or any ballot proposition

If a candidate utilizes a still image or video clip taken from CVTV election programming where the CVTV logo is visible in any campaign materials (advertisements, websites, flyers, etc.), the following disclaimer must be clearly visible on the campaign materials: "Use of CVTV footage is in no way intended by CVTV, the City of Vancouver, or Clark County to directly or indirectly promote or oppose any candidate for public office or any ballot proposition."

If you are utilizing CVTV footage that does not display the CVTV logo or does not promote or oppose any candidate for public office or ballot proposition, there is no need to display the above disclaimer.

CVTV is the local government, non-commercial cable access channel operated and funded by the City of Vancouver and Clark County, Washington. Please note that RCW 42.17A.555 prohibits use of public facilities for the purpose of assisting a campaign for election of any person to any office or for the promotion of or opposition to any ballot proposition.

Please contact CVTV at (360) 487-8703 for additional information.

To request accommodation or to request any of the above information in another format, please contact CVTV, (360) 487-8703.