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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.

Presidential Candidate Appearances

The NH Democratic Party is keeping a calendar of Democratic candidate appearances around the state. You can access it here: https://www.nhdp.org/events

The NH Republican Party has no such calendar yet. Their home page is https://www.nh.gop/

NHPublicRadio is starting a candidates appearances calendar, which you can access at this site: https://www.nhpr.org/post/2020-nh-primary-candidate-tracker-where-and-when-see-candidates#stream/0

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

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, May 6, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Bass Hall
19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458
Forum for Peterborough municipal candidates. Co-sponsored by the Monadnock-Ledger Transcript and LWVNH Peterborough Plus unit, moderated by League.

If you missed it, view the entire forum here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt7uIVfTxFc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR11jjXKoVPCAEYWUhD7D4UaoYmBPFCw0lj6lb3Aa2RG308z6043VWVstfw

At one point in the forum there was confusion about TIF districts in town. Conflicting answers were given. Here is additional information for those who are interested.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019-Thursday, June 27, 2019
9-11 pm
televised
MSNBC & NBC
from Miami
Presidential primary debate (Democrats). This is the first of the presidential primary debates.

Two nights.

For a developing list of Democrat candidate debates and network rules for qualifying to participate, check out this website: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/2020-Democratic-Presidential-Primary-Debates-510618391.html

Tuesday, July 30, 2019-Wednesday, July 31, 2019
9-11 pm (probably)
televised
CNN
from Detroit
Presidential primary debate (Democrats). One of a series of televised presidential primary debates.

Two nights.

For a developing list of Democrat candidate debates and network rules for qualifying to participate, check out this website: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/2020-Democratic-Presidential-Primary-Debates-510618391.html

Sunday, October 13, 2019
TBA
Field House
UNH
Durham, NH
NH People's Presidential Forum. Rights & Democracy New Hampshire (RADNH), the New Hampshire Youth Movement (NHYM), and People's Action are partnering to host this important forum in the Granite State at the University of New Hampshire. Details to come. To reserve a space, go to this website and you will be contacted when further details are finalized: https://secure.everyaction.com/2mBSxTfy9UGoAy83NZSh0Q2

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.