Primary sources are produced by participants or direct observers of an issue, event or time period. These sources may be recorded during the event or later on, by a participant reflecting upon the event.
For your chosen debate on democracy, a primary source might be a piece of legislation, a speech, or one of the other examples below:
Public Opinion Polls
Research Data and Statistics
Consult with a librarian to determine the best search strategy for finding a primary source relevant to your debate. Some starting strategies are included below.