And Monday night, the first of several to come this week hit the airwaves.
By now we've all seen the signs and the commercials. But it's now time to debate.
"Welcome to Debate Week here on the Arkansas Educational Television Network," Moderator Steve Barnes said.
The first of two political match-ups aired Monday night and more are on the way.
"We're doing nine debates in five days," Allen Weatherly said.
Weatherly is AETN's Executive Director. They're taping each day this week at UCA and playing the debates at night.
"It's a good opportunity for the entire state to see potential representatives or leaders in action," Weatherly said.
Some folks like Ryan Reynolds came to the tapings, which open to the public.
"I believe any live is always better, you're cutting out the chances of something being edited out," Reynolds said.