Media Credentialing Requirements

Media credentials must be obtained on-site. Online applications are no longer accepted. 

Media credentials are reserved for members of the press – including, print, radio, TV, film, news agencies and online media – who represent a bona fide media organization. The media who will be covering the debate will watch the actual debate in real time in an adjacent space that will have a live feed displayed on monitors. Chairs, desks, wireless access and electrical outlets will be provided. The debate partners have requested that the candidates be available to meet in person with the credentialed press following the debate. The media area is not open to the public and is open only to media members who have been credentialed by the partners.

(The partners for the beforeyouvote debates must be satisfied that the individuals applying for credentials are bona fide media professionals and represent bona fide media organizations. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the decisions of the debate partners are final. The partners reserve the right to deny or withdraw credentials of journalists from media organizations who abuse the privileges so extended or put the credentials to improper use or act in a way not consistent with the principles of the organization.)

The deadline to submit media credential applications was 2 pm Monday, October 24. After that, applications may be submitted on-site at Broward College from noon until 6 pm Tuesday, October 25 and from 9 am until 6 pm Wednesday, October 26. ( No applications will be accepted online after 2 pm Monday.)

Please select the appropriate option below for specific credentialing requirements.

Status of Application: You will receive an email informing you of the status of your application. If there are any problems with your application, you will be contacted. If you do not receive an email or a call within 7 days of your application, contact the Beforeyouvote media office at

Receiving the Media Press Pass
Media credentials may be picked up from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25th and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26th. Credentials will be available for pick up at the Fine Arts building on the Central Campus of Broward College. Check for updated information.

When picking up your media credentials, please provide two forms of valid ID including proof of media affiliation. One ID must include a photo and should be either a valid driver’s license, state issued identification card, current passport or military ID. CREDENTIALS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT A PHOTO ID.

On-site Credentialing
We will do our best to accommodate on-site credentialing requests but due to space limitations and security issues the availability of on-site credentialing is not guaranteed. Apply in person at the media filing center in the fine arts building at Broward College, 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie, FL. Must have media and personal ID with photo.