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Candidate Forums/Debates

Candidate Forums for upcoming elections

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. (Note that events are deleted after they occur unless they have been recorded for public access after the event. We post the link when we have that information.) --Organizations hosting forums are encouraged to send us details for posting via "president" on our Contacts page.

Upcoming local and state general election dates are also posted here. Special elections are posted on our Calendar page.

Forums/debates/candidate information

If you have information about an upcoming candidate forum in NH, please send the information for posting via email to the League president on our Contact Us page.

We do not post single-candidate events.

Presidential Candidate Appearances

The NH Democratic Party is keeping a calendar of Democratic candidate appearances around the state. You can access it here:

The NH Republican Party calendar includes meetings and events but no specific candidate appearances yet. Their home page is

NHPublicRadio is starting a candidates appearances calendar, which you can access at this site:

Citizens Count NH, a non-partisan non-profit, is starting to post presidential candidate profiles. Click here.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Sunday, October 13, 2019
2:00 to 4:30; doors open at noon
Field House
Durham, NH
NH People's Presidential Forum. Rights & Democracy New Hampshire (RADNH), the New Hampshire Youth Movement (NHYM), and People's Action and CDP Action are partnering to host this important forum in the Granite State at the University of New Hampshire.

For more information and To reserve a space, go to this website:

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
evening (exact times TBA)
broadcast on CNN
(from Ohio)
Presidential primary debate (Democrats). CNN will announce the participants at some point.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7:30-9 AM
Derryfield Restaurant
625 Mammoth Rd
Manchester NH Mayoral Debate. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber for further information.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
7 pm
Nashua Public Library Nashua Board of Education candidates forum. Organized by LWVNH Greater Nashua unit. Public invited to come with questions for the candidates.

Training or Assistance Offered for Candidate Forum Organizers

If your civic club or organization is interested in organizing a candidates forum for local or state races in your community, the League of Women Voters New Hampshire is happy to work with you. We can advise you on protocols. We can also supply a moderator, if requested. With years of forum experience in our background, we have prepared a manual to make it easy for any civic group to organize and to run a forum. We offer a free training, or if you have some experience and just want advice on a point or two, feel free to contact us. Email the League president via our Contact Us page.