Twelve candidates will take the stage on Oct. 15 for the first Democratic presidential debate this cycle to have more than 10 candidates on the same night.

The Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday that a dozen presidential hopefuls had met the required polling and donor thresholds to make the cut.

Who has qualified for each debate

First

debate

Fourth

Second

Third

Biden

Booker

Buttigieg

Castro

Gabbard

Harris

Klobuchar

O’Rourke

Sanders

Warren

Yang

Steyer

Bennet

de Blasio

Dropped out

Delaney

Dropped out

Gillibrand

Dropped out

Hickenlooper

Inslee

Dropped out

Ryan

Williamson

Swalwell

Dropped out

Bullock

Messam

Dropped out

Moulton

Sestak

Requirements to qualify

First and second

debates

Third and fourth

debates

1% in 3 polls

or

65,000 donors

2% in 4 polls

and

130,000 donors

First

debate

Fourth

Second

Third

Biden

Booker

Buttigieg

Castro

Gabbard

Harris

Klobuchar

O’Rourke

Sanders

Warren

Yang

Steyer

Bennet

Dropped out

de Blasio

Delaney

Dropped out

Gillibrand

Dropped out

Hickenlooper

Inslee

Dropped out

Ryan

Williamson

Swalwell

Dropped out

Bullock

Messam

Dropped out

Moulton

Sestak

Requirements to qualify

First and second

debates

Third and fourth

debates

1% in 3 polls

or

65,000 donors

2% in 4 polls

and

130,000 donors

First

debate

Fourth

Second

Third

Biden

Booker

Buttigieg

Castro

Gabbard

Harris

Klobuchar

O’Rourke

Sanders

Warren

Yang

Steyer

Bennet

de Blasio

Dropped out

Delaney

Gillibrand

Dropped out

Hickenlooper

Dropped out

Inslee

Dropped out

Ryan

Williamson

Swalwell

Dropped out

Bullock

Messam

Moulton

Dropped out

Sestak

Requirements to qualify

First and second

debates

Third and fourth

debates

1% in 3 polls

or

65,000 donors

2% in 4 polls

and

130,000 donors

The DNC raised the bar for debate qualification for the third and fourth debates in an attempt to narrow the field. But because they had more time to get donors and qualifying polls, more candidates are in the October debate than September’s.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and billionaire activist Tom Steyer qualified after falling short of the polls needed for the September debate. Steyer, who announced his candidacy in July, will debate for the first time.

Read more about each candidate who qualified

The next debate is set for Tuesday, Oct. 15, and will be in Westerville, Ohio, in the Columbus suburbs. It will be hosted by CNN and the New York Times.

The qualification rules again get stricter for the November debate, with campaigns having to show more donors and meet higher polling criteria.

According to the DNC’s rules, candidates had to register at least 2 percent in four DNC-approved polls and earn donations from at least 130,000 individuals by Oct. 1 to qualify for the fourth debate. That gave candidates an additional five weeks to reach the same goals as the previous debate.

The tougher qualification rules did have some impact. Six candidates dropped out of the race between July and September: Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio. But 19 Democrats remain.

One other candidate had registered at least 2 percent in any qualifying poll: Author Marianne Williamson. She said she had also met the individual donor threshold.

Candidates who were on the bubble

Candidates who have polled at or above 2% since June 28 but not frequently enough to qualify

Polled at least 2%

CANDIDATE

QUALIFYING POLLS

Marianne Williamson

Needs 3 more

Candidates who have polled at or above 2% since June 28 but not frequently enough to qualify

Polled at least 2%

CANDIDATE

QUALIFYING POLLS

Marianne Williamson

Needs 3 more

Candidates who have polled at or above 2% since June 28 but not frequently enough to qualify

Polled at least 2%

Candidate

Qualifying polls

Marianne Williamson

Needs 3 more

A less publicized DNC rule required each of a candidate’s four polls to come from different pollsters, or from different geographic areas. Gabbard earned 2 percent in a CNN-SSRS national poll, but it didn’t count toward her total because she had already earned 2 percent in the August version of the same poll. She later received enough support in a Des Moines Register/Medicacom/CNN poll in Iowa and the Monmouth University poll in New Hampshire.

Qualifying polls by candidate

Polled at least 2%

Polled less than 2%

At least 2%,

but poll is duplicate

Deadline for

September debate

(Aug. 28)

Biden

IA

SC

NH

NH

SC

IA

SC

IA

IA

NV

NH

SC

IA

NV

NH

June 28

Sept. 30

Buttigieg

Harris

Sanders

Warren

Booker

O’Rourke

Yang

Klobuchar

Castro

Steyer

Not included

in polls

Gabbard

Not yet qualified

Williamson

At least 2%, but poll is duplicate

Polled at least 2%

Polled less than 2%

Deadline for

September debate

(Aug. 28)

June 28

Sept. 30

IA

SC

NH

NH

SC

IA

SC

IA

IA

NV

NH

SC

IA

NV

NH

SC

NV

SC

Biden

Buttigieg

Harris

Sanders

Warren

Booker

O’Rourke

Yang

Klobuchar

Castro

Not included

in polls

Steyer

Gabbard

Not yet qualified

Williamson

Polled at least 2%

At least 2%, but poll is duplicate

Polled less than 2%

Deadline for

September debate

(Aug. 28)

June 28

Sept. 30

IA

SC

NH

NH

SC

IA

SC

IA

IA

NV

NH

SC

IA

NV

NH

SC

NV

SC

Biden

Buttigieg

Harris

Sanders

Warren

Booker

O’Rourke

Yang

Klobuchar

Castro

Not included

in polls

Steyer

Gabbard

Not yet qualified

Williamson

Ashlyn Still and Kevin Uhrmacher contributed to this report.

About this report

This analysis is based on rules set by the DNC. Individual donor numbers are reported by the campaigns. Polling totals are based on numbers compiled by Politico.