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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. --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.

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.
Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, May 14, 2018
12:30 - 2:30 pm
UNH School of Law
2 White St
Concord NH
Congressional Candidates Forum on Campaign Reform. Organized by Open Democracy Action and Take Back Our Republic.

All filed CD1 and CD2 candidates were invited.

Watch the YouTube video of the forum here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjT3U3iHJw8&feature=youtu.be

Saturday, June 30, 2018
1-3 pm; doors open at noon
Dana Center
St Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
Congression District 1 forum. Organized by Rights and Democracy NH. Moderated by Arnie Arnesen. Keynote by Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution.

All candidates for this seat have been invited: as of 6/18 the following have indicated they will attend: Democrats Naomi Andrews, Rep. Mark Mackenzie, Deaglan McEachern, Rep. Mindi Messmer, Terence O'Rourke, Levi Sanders, Lincoln Soldati; and Republican Michael Callis. (as of 6/18, 6 Republicans, 1 Libertarian, and 11 Democrats have filed for this seat.)

RSVP at http://www.radnh.org/progress_congress?utm_campaign=nina_nh_events_prospects&utm_medium=email&utm_source=rightsanddemocracy

Saturday, June 30, 2018
4:00-5:30 pm
The Barn on the Pemi
341 Daniel Webster Hwy
Plymouth, NH 03264
Democrat Gubernatorial Forum. Organized by Rights & Democracy NH. Moderated by Zandra Rice-Hawkins of Granite State Priorities. Keynote welcome by Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution.

Democrat candidates for Governor Molly Kelly and Steve Marchand will participate.

RSVP to http://www.radnh.org/june30forum?utm_campaign=nina_nh_events_prospects&utm_medium=email&utm_source=rightsanddemocracy

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
6 pm
Whitney Center
Jackson NH
Women Leading Change Forum. Moderated discussion with female gubernatorial and congressional candidates. For details visit https://www.conwaydailysun.com/news/local/whitney-center-to-host-women-leading-change-forum/article_929cfbac-74ba-11e8-b87c-fb2cdb8ef8d4.html
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
6:30-9 pm
Temple Town Hall
9 Main St

Rte 45

Temple, NH 03084
NH Senate District 9 Democratic Candidate Forum. Organized by the Temple NH Democrats

Featuring Candidates:

Jeanne Dietsch of Peterborough; Mark Fernald of Sharon; Bruce Fox of Dublin; Lee Nyquist of New Boston.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
12:30 to 2:30 pm
Gibson Center
14 Grove St.
North Conway, NH 03860
Candidate forum (Democrats). All candidates whose names appear on the Democrat Primary Ballot in Northern Carroll County are welcome to have 5 minutes to share their platforms, or answer questions.

Organized by the Gibson Center for Senior Services.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
12:30 to 2:30 pm
Gibson Center
14 Grove St.
North Conway, NH 03860
Candidate forum (Republicans). All candidates whose names appear on the Republican Primary Ballot in Northern Carroll County are welcome to have 5 minutes to share their platforms or answer questions.

Organized by the Gibson Center for Senior Services.

Thursday, August 23, 2018
7 pm
Jaffrey Civic Center
40 Main St.
Jaffrey, NH
Candidates forum for NH Senate. Organized and moderated by the League of Women Voters NH PeterboroPlus unit. Candidates for Senate districts 8 and 9 have been invited. Written questions from the audience will be asked by the moderator.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:30 pm
Nashua Public Library
2 Court Street
Nashua, NH
Meet the Candidates for NH House of Representatives (Hillsborough Districts 28-36). Organized by the League of Women Voters NH Greater Nashua unit. Public welcome; bring your questions and comments for the candidates.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
12:30 to 2:30 pm
Gibson Center
14 Grove St.
North Conway, NH 03860
Candidates forum. All candidates whose names appear on the November ballot in Northern Carroll County are welcome to have 5 minutes to share their platforms or answer questions.

Organized by the Gibson Center for Senior Services.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:30 pm
Nashua Public Library
2 Court Street
Nashua, NH.
Executive Council District 5, and state senate districts 12 and 13. Organized by the League of Women Voters NH Greater Nashua unit. Public welcome; bring your questions and comments for the candidates.

Training or Assistance Offered for Candidate Forum Organizers

If your civic club or organization is interested in organizing a candidates forum in your community, the League of Women Voters New Hampshire will work with you and 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.