The debate schedule was first obtained by the Washington Post.

‪The first debate will be held at the University of Denver, and candidates will be standing at podiums. Early speculation had been that one of the topics could have been gun control after the theater shooting in nearby Aurora, Colo.‬

‪The second debate will be held Oct. 16 at New York's Hofstra University, and will be a town-hall style meeting where swing voters will be allowed to ask candidates about either foreign policy or domestic issues.‬

‪The presidential debates will conclude Oct. 22 with a seated discussion at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. That debate will focus exclusively on foreign policy issues.‬

A vice presidential debate will be held Oct. 11 at Kentucky's Centre College, and touch on both foreign and domestic issues.‬