Election Day Table Topics for 2021 – Let’s get political!

Table Topics Ideas Election Day

We're living in hyper-partisan times where it seems every issue is being debated (or argued) about constantly, all day, every day. Many people would avoid having these tough discussions, but it's an important skill to be able to share your opinions in a thoughtful and articulate way. Table Topics during an election day cycle is a great time to challenge your club or friends to share their views on the hot topics of our times.

Table Topics Ideas for Election Day!

Here are some Election Day Table Topics that will challenge you and open your mind to new points of view. Or maybe piss somebody off. LOL

  • Do you consider yourself a Democrat or Republican or Independent? Why is this your party affiliation?
  • Do you vote? How consistently?
  • Do you think your vote matters? Why or why not?
  • Have you ever contacted a local representative or congressperson? If so, why? If not, do you think contacting your Congressperson makes a difference?
  • What are your thoughts about the Electoral College? If you are not in favor, what your preferred voting system operate?



  • Would you like to run for an elected office? What position? If not, why not?
  • If you could run for any elected office, and be guaranteed to win, what position would you like?
  • Provide us your State of the Union address.
  • If in Toastmasters, give us your State of the Club address.
  • Give your State of ________ address. (Fill in the blank with the name of the person called).
  • What are your suggestions for Congress to start working together? Is this possible?
  • In your opinion, what issue should be the biggest priority for a President?
  • In your opinion, what issue should be the biggest priority for your Governor?
  • In your opinion, what issue should be the biggest priority for your Mayor?

  • What are your thoughts on campaign contributions? Should they be capped? Should they be unlimited? Should corporations be allowed to contribute to a candidate?
  • Should campaign contributions be considered free speech?
  • Describe what your campaign TV ad would look like.
  • Who is your favorite U.S. President?
  • If you can add one President to Mount Rushmore, who would it be?
  • Name a person who you would like to be President, whether they are in politics or not, living or dead.
  • Politicians have gone to social media to speak to the public. Is this a good or bad thing?
  • When will the United States have a woman for President?



Questions for the Election Day candidates:

  • Do you favor increasing or reducing Social Security benefits? If so, how would you do it?
  • What three steps would you take to improve Medicare?
  • Why are you in favor of tax increases?
  • Why are you in favor of tax cuts?
  • How do you heal the United States' racial divide?
  • Are you in favor of gun restrictions?
  • What is a more pressing problem: domestic terrorism or foreign terrorism?
  • What do you see as the U.S. role in combating human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery?
  • What specifically would you do to ensure that America is able to respond quickly and effectively to people in other parts of the world suffering from war and/or natural disasters?


  • How do you see faith-based organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and the United States government working together to help fight extreme poverty? How can citizens play a role?
  • How are you going to bring back the industries that have left this country for cheaper labor overseas?
  • What steps would your administration take to encourage investment in innovation?
  • How would you help unemployed people find work in the American economy?
  • How do you assure Americans that you will be honest and truthful in your elected position?

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