Elections & Elected Officials Learn More
- As of the ballot count on Nov. 10, 2016, in New Hampshire 764,945 ballots were cast in the Nov. 8 election.
On October 31, 2016 the Attorney General of NH issued the following explanatory document to all towns for the purpose of explaining procedures to election officials. Any member of the voting public who worries about being denied the right to vote may wish to look at these guidelines.
If you believe you or someone else was denied the right to vote, do not wait. Call the Attorney General's office (toll-free hotline is 1-866-868-3703).
The NH Attorney General's office offers answers to frequently asked election questions on this webpage
Candidate Forums/Debates Learn More
- The calendar lists the candidate forums and debates about which we have information. Events listed here are NOT all sponsored or moderated by the League of Women Voters. When we know who is moderating or hosting, we list the organization. --Organizations hosting forums are encouraged to send us details for posting via "membership" on our Contacts page.
Upcoming local and state general election dates are also posted here. Special elections are posted on our Calendar page.
Calendar of Events Learn More
- We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.
This page also posts dates of upcoming elections in NH.
For information about candidate forums and debates, please see our separate Scheduled Candidate Forums page.
Education study Learn More
- The state board proposed at Convention on June 3, 2017, that the League undertake a study of education issues in NH. The membership in attendance approved the concept of the study. Click here for the pdf of the study scope and introduction as determined by the steering committee at their first meeting on July 18, 2017.
Phase One consensus will be held in Dec 2016 and early Jan 2018. See below for meetings and consensus questions.
Hot Legislation Learn More
- Information on state issues and live bills upon which the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire is interested, is taking a position, and/or has determined action is needed.
Occasionally we post action alerts from the national League here as well.
Action & Testimony Learn More
- What is the League working on this year? How has the League testified on specific bills? What has the LWVNH accomplished in the recent past? Tips for effective citizen advocacy.
Positions Learn More
- The League at each levels adopts positions based on members' study of an issue. When consensus has been reached, a position can be developed.
In The News Learn More
- Keep up to date with League activities. Read the most recent League press releases and news articles about the League here.
Sample Town Website (template) Learn More
- This template for town websites was developed by the LWVNH after a thorough study of NH town websites in 2012-13. The League discovered that accurate and complete voter information was missing from or hard to find on many town sites. The League hopes towns will consider using this template to improve their websites and make voting information more accessible to their residents.
LWVUS studies 2015 (Money in Politics and Constitutional Amendment Process) Learn More
- Based on members' decision at the LWVUS convention in June 2014, two committees were appointed as the first step toward League studies to update our positions on campaign finance reform and the constitutional amendment process.
A national committee to study the redistricting process, in preparation for the mandated redistricting following the 2020 census, has also been appointed and includes LWVNH board member Nancy Marashio.
Women Incarcerated Study 2009 to present Learn More
- State study of women incarcerated in New Hampshire
Human Trafficking issues Learn More
- In 2014 the LWV US adopted a position on human trafficking, a horrific problem worldwide.
In accordance with principles expressed in the LWVUS position Leagues can now advocate on the state and federal level for better laws, better enforcement of existing laws, increased awareness, and increased support for victims of trafficking.
Agriculture-LWV 2013-14 study Learn More
- LWVUS in 2013-14 conducted a study to update its agriculture position.
"The Agriculture Update focused narrowly on:
1) current technology issues in agriculture including genetically modified organisms (GMOs), herbicides, pesticides, agriculture water pollution, aquifer depletion, antibiotics in livestock, and accurate food labeling; and
2) current agriculture finance issues including consolidation in agriculture industries, crop subsidies and the federal agricultural regulatory process."
On this site, we will post additional articles and links to current events or NH-specific aspects of agriculture and food safety.
(Quad States) New England League Leadership Conference Learn More
- The Leagues of NH, VT, ME, and RI have worked together for a number of years on regional issues. The Leagues in Massachusetts and Connecticut sometimes join the annual conference.
See the description of this year's conference below.
Publications Learn More
- Online copies of the New Hampshire Voter, the newsletter of the LWVNH, and other LWVNH publications.
About the League Learn More
- What is our mission? How are we structured? What is our history? What are our positions?
Getting Involved in the League Learn More
- How to get involved. What to do if you don't have much time.
Join the League Learn More
- Why and how can you join our grassroots organization?
Marilla Ricker Portrait Learn More
- Marilla Ricker's portrait deserves a place in the NH State House. Your donation made it possible.
Member News Learn More
- What are our members doing? Milestone birthdays? Civic involvement? Send news for this webpage to the membership email on the contact page.
Contact Us Learn More
- ...for more information. Please don't use the general info/questions link immediately below--too much spam so we can't use it. Instead contact one of the specific units or board members listed below the red line on this page.