* 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28
* 4 p.m., 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29
* 9 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30
The candidates are five Democrats: State Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan of Alamo; State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier from Concord; Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, a rancher from Walnut Grove; Adriel Hampton, an investigator from Dublin; and economic policy analyst and Iraq War veteran Anthony Woods of Fairfield.
The six Republican candidates are Christopher Bunch, a contractor from Fairfield; retired peace officer Gary Clift of Vacaville; David Harmer, an attorney who lives in Dougherty Valley; small business owner Mark Loos of Livermore; David Peterson of Walnut Creek, who owns a small business; and John Toth, a physician from Pleasant Hill.
Also on the ballot are office worker Mary McIlroy of El Cerrito, running as a member of the Peace and Freedom Party; community college professor Jeremy Cloward of Pleasant Hill, with the Green Party; and insurance agent Jerome Denham of Walnut Creek, a member of the American Independent Party.
Those getting the most votes in their party Sept. 1 will face off in the Nov. 3 special general election unless one candidate receives 50 percent of the vote plus one.