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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:

The NH Republican Party has no such calendar yet. Their home page is

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

Date & Time        Place        Description
Sunday, April 7, 2019
3 pm (doors open 2:15)
Concord HS
170 Warren St
Concord, NH 03301
"Democracy Town Hall". Take Back Our Republic is hosting a series of Democracy Town Halls so that 2020 presidential candidates can explain exactly where they stand on ways to fix our politics. All candidates have been invited (as of 3/28, only Andrew Yang has committed to attending.)

The Town Hall will be moderated by Harvard Law professor Larry Lessig, and audience questions will be asked.

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. Public welcome. Candidates for contested Peterborough town offices will answer written questions from the audience and from readers of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.

If you missed it, view the entire forum here:

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.

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Field House
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:

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.