Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. This page also posts dates of upcoming elections in NH.

For information about candidate forums and debates, please see our separate Scheduled Candidate Forums page.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Sunday, March 26, 2017
4-5:30 pm
Hopkinton Public Library
Community Room
61 Houston Dr.
Contoocook, NH 03229
"Fake News, Tweets, and Facts in our Democracy: News--How do we get it? Why do we need it? What can we believe? What must we question?" panel discussion. Panelists: Dan Barrick, news director for NH Public Radio; John Gfroerer, producer of over 40 documentaries, many on political topics; John Greabe Esq., UNH School of Law professor with a specialty in constitutional law; Ralph Jimenez, editorial writer for the Concord Monitor.

Read a post-event summary on our In The News page. Sponsored by Hopkinton Town Library and co-hosted by LWV Greater Capital Area.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
6 pm
Richards Free Library
58 N. Main St
Newport, NH 03773
"Fake News, Tweets, and Facts in our Democracy: News--How do we get it? Why do we need it? What can we believe? What must we question?" panel discussion. Panelists: Garry Rayno, Journalist, Distant Dome, InDepthNH.org; Jeff Feingold, Editor, NH Business Review; John O'Connor, Host of Capital Connections, Yankee Cable News; John Greabe Esq., Professor of Constitutional Law, UNH School of Law

Moderated by League of Women Voters NH. Co-sponsored by the League and Richards Free Library. (taped; to be shown in June on Yankee Cable Network)

Friday, June 30, 2017
9:30-12:00
League office
4 Park St Room 200
Concord, NH 03301
LWVNH State Board Meeting. Monthly board meeting. Board meetings are open to all League members, but because of space limitations, please let us know in advance if you plan to attend. Focus of this meeting: finalizing the scope and timeline of the education study and a report from LWV Council attendees.

Next board meeting date to be decided.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
10 am
Hilltop Community Room
New London, NH 03257
LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee Board Meeting. Local League members welcome at any board meetings. Contact Pat Rodgers for agenda. (Tentative board meeting; transition to newly elected board.)
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
7 pm
Hunt Room,
Nashua Public Library
2 Court St.
Nashua, NH 03060
LWVNH - Greater Nashua Meeting. All League members and guests are welcome at these meetings. Contact Gwen Mikailov at LWVGreaterNashua@gmail.com for agenda.

Future meetings: August 8 - September 12 - October 10 - November 14 - December 12 -

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
check with town clerk
Concord ward 9 polling place SPECIAL ELECTION for STATE REPRESENTATIVE from MERRIMACK COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 18. (Concord Ward 9). Republican - Michael Feeley, Concord vs Democratic - Kris Schultz,Concord
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
check with town clerk
Grafton District 9
polling places
Special Election PRIMARY for State Representative from GRAFTON COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 9. (Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Grafton). Candidates filed:

Republican - Paul H. Simard, Bristol (91 Beech Street) 03222

Vincent Paul Migliore, Bridgewater (198 Whittemore Point Road South, Bristol) 03222

Timothy F. Sweetsir, Ashland (PO Box 937) 03217

Burton W. Williams, Bristol (222 Cartigan Mt Road) 03222

Democratic - Tom Ploszaj, Grafton (47 Sargent Hill Road)0 03240

Special Election: September 5, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017
7-8:30 pm
Peterborough Library League of Women Voters--Peterborough Plus area unit meeting. All current League members, their friends and prospective members are invited to this event to continue activities on forming a local unit. Do join us if you are interested (men are also welcome to become members).
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
check with town clerk
polling places in
Bow, Candia, Dunbarton, Hooksett, Manchester wards 1, 2, & 12
SPECIAL ELECTION for STATE SENATOR FROM DISTRICT 16. Candidates are

Republican - David Boutin, Hooksett

Democratic - Kevin J. Cavanaugh, Manchester

Libertarian - Jason A. Dubrow, Dunbarton

Primary was 6/6/17. Come to the candidates forum on June 28 with your questions for the candidates. http://lwvnh.org/Forums-debates.html

Senate District 16 includes Bow, Candia, Dunbarton, Hooksett, Manchester wards 1, 2, & 12

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
check with town clerk
polling places in
Auburn, Chester, Sandown
Special Election for State Representative from ROCKINGHAM COUNTY DISTRICT 4 (Auburn, Chester, Sandown). Primary August 8; general election Sept. 26

Candidates filed: Republican - James E. Devine, Sandown (54 Hampstead Road) 03874

James F. Headd, Auburn (225 Rattlesnake Hill Road) 03052

Anthony S. Rossignol, Chester (47 Emerson Road) 03036

Democratic - Kari Lerner, Chester (mail: PO Box 569, Derry 03038)

Libertarian - James D. Jarvis, Sandown (394 Main Street) 03873

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
check with town clerk
Grafton District 9
polling places
Special Election for State Representative from GRAFTON COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 9. (Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Grafton). Winners of the July 18 primary will face off today.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
check with town/city clerk
Belmont & Laconia
(wards 123456)
Special Election for State Representative from BELKNAP COUNTY DISTRICT 9 (Belmont & Laconia wards 1,2,3,4,5,6)). No primary as only one person from each party filed.

Candidates are Democrat Charlie Sinclair and Republican Steven Whalley

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
check with city clerk
Manchester polling place Municipal elections PRIMARY in Manchester. Filing period is July 10-21 at the city clerk's office.

General election is Nov. 7.

Monday, September 25, 2017
check with town clerk
polling places in
Auburn, Chester, Sandown
Special Election for State Representative from ROCKINGHAM COUNTY DISTRICT 4 (Auburn, Chester, Sandown). Primary August 8; general election Sept. 26

Candidates will be the winner of the Republican primary on August 8 vs the Democrat and Libertarian below:

Republicans in primary - James E. Devine, Sandown (54 Hampstead Road) 03874; James F. Headd, Auburn (225 Rattlesnake Hill Road) 03052; Anthony S. Rossignol, Chester (47 Emerson Road) 03036

Democratic - Kari Lerner, Chester (mail: PO Box 569, Derry 03038)

Libertarian - James D. Jarvis, Sandown (394 Main Street) 03873

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
TBA
TBA Municipal elections in Nashua and Rochester. Filing period is 8/29 to 9/8 at the city clerk's office.

Also municipal election in Manchester among winners of Sept. primary.