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Candidate Forums/Debates

Candidate Forums for upcoming elections

The calendar below 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.

Until forums for March town meeting are scheduled, this page will remain rather quiet.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
TBA (evening)
Sunapee, NH Candidates forum in Sunapee. Town and school candidates will be invited. Details to be announced. Organized by Project Sunapee and moderated by League of Women Voters NH. (note: this is a new date; ignore earlier announced date)
Thursday, March 2, 2017
7 pm
Town Hall
Main St.
Warner NH
Candidates forum in Warner. Meet candidates for contested offices of Selectboard, Budget Committee, and Schoolboard. Candidates will speak, then take questions from the audience. Organized and moderated by League of Women Voters of the Kearsarge/Sunapee Area.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
check with town clerk
local polling places March elections and town meeting. If you live in an SB2 town, the deliberative session will be held several weeks before this. Check with town clerk for date and place.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
check with town clerk
local polling places May elections and town meeting (for towns that do not use the March date). If you live in an SB2 town, the deliberative session will be held several weeks before this. Check with town clerk for date and 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 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.