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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. (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.
Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
9 am & 7 pm
radio broadcast by NHPR Debate for Congressional District 1. Hosted by NHPR "The Exchange" with Laura Knoy. Broadcast on radio. Also streamed at NHPR.org
Sunday, October 14, 2018
noon to 2 pm
Hollis Town Hall
Hollis
Candidate forum for NH House & Senate, Exec. Council. Organized by the Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club. Candidates invited are NH House Hillsborough districts 27 and 40, NH Senate district 12, and Executive Council district 5. Public is welcome.

NOTE: this event was recorded, will be rebroadcast on the Hollis and Brookline community cable channels and will be posted on the Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club website.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
9 am & 7 pm
radio broadcast by NHPR Debate for Congressional District 2. Hosted by NHPR "The Exchange" with Laura Knoy. Broadcast on radio. Also streamed at NHPR.org for listening at your convenience.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:30 pm
Community Center
78 Norcross Cir
North Conway, NH 03860
Candidates forum for Mt Washington Valley. NH House, Carroll county districts 1, 2, and 7. Organized by the League of Women Voters NH, Mt. Washington Valley unit.

Valley Vision taped the event for later showing. To find out when it will be shown, go to <http://www.valleyvision.com/?cat=6> and look for "NH League of Women Voters Candidate Forum"

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7 pm; doors open at 6:30
Baker Library
509 South St
Bow, NH 03304
Candidates forum for Bow NH area (Merrimack Dist 23 NH House and Senate Dist 16). Candidates for NH House and Senate will take the stage at 7 pm.

Also invited are the candidates for Executive Council District 4 and for Merrimack County Sheriff and County Attorney, who will take the stage at 8 pm.

Sponsored by the Baker Free Library and the League of Women Voters NH. Free and open to the public.

This event was taped by students from Bow High School and available on YouTube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfExEmrFSGo

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7-8 pm
Radio broadcast NHPR Debate for NH Governor. Hosted by NHPR "The Exchange" with Laura Knoy.

Also streamed on Facebook Live and available on NHPR.org for listening at your convenience.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
9-10 am
Radio broadcast NHPR Debate for NH Governor. Hosted by NHPR "The Exchange" with Laura Knoy.

Also streamed on Facebook Live and available on NHPR.org for listening at your convenience.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:30-8:30 pm
Somersworth City Hall
Government Way
Somersworth, NH 03878
Somersworth forum. Residents and business owners will have an opportunity to meet candidates running for state offices representing Somersworth. Sponsored by The Falls Chamber of Commerce.

All candidates present will have the opportunity to share their platforms and positions with the City's constituents and there will be ample time for residents and businesses to ask questions and share their concerns and top priorities with the candidates.

The event will be televised by The City of Somersworth on Channel 22.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
7 pm
Kimball Library
5 Academy Ave.
Atkinson, NH 03811
Candidates forum for NH House (Atkinson & Plaistow). Candidates for NH House for Rockingham distict 14 and floterial district 34 participated.

Organized and moderated by the League of Women Voters NH.

Taped for re-broadcast on ACTV-channel 20 in Atkinson (or streamed at your convenience online) and on Plaistow public access channel.

Monday, October 29, 2018
7 pm
WMUR TV
and
St. Anselm College
Institute of Politics
Debate for Congressional District 1. Will be televised on channel 9.

WMUR and NH Union Leader co-sponsors with NHIOP.

Watch after the event on your computer: https://www.wmur.com/politics and scroll to forum you're interested in.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
7 pm
WMUR TV
and
St. Anselm College
Institute of Politics
Debate for Congressional District 2. Will be televised on channel 9.

WMUR and NH Union Leader co-sponsors with NHIOP.

Watch after the event on your computer: https://www.wmur.com/politics and scroll to forum you're interested in.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
4:30-6:00 pm
Holiday Inn
9 Northeastern Blvd
Nashua, NH
Candidate forum Congressional District 2 (in Nashua). This event costs $10 to attend. Light refreshments and cash bar. Hosted by Nashua Chamber of Commerce. Registration at the CofC website: http://www.nashuachamber.com/candidateseries2018/
Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:30 pm
Auditorium at
Concord High School
Concord candidates forum. Organized by the Concord Monitor. Invited are candidates for at-large school board seats, county attorney, and state representatives for Ward 8.

The public may submit questions in advance via email to sleone@cmonitor.com or in writing at the start of the forum.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
7 pm
WMUR TV
and
St. Anselm College
Institute of Politics
Debate for NH Governor. Will be televised on channel 9.

WMUR and NH Union Leader co-sponsors with NHIOP.

Watch after the event on your computer: https://www.wmur.com/politics and scroll to forum you're interested in.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
generally 7 to 7; some city polls may open earlier and stay open until 8 pm.
local polling places General election for county, state, and congressional seats. If you are not already registered, you may register on the day of the election, at your polling place.

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 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.