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 include 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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Gathering Room
Hanover NH
POSTPONED--Electing a President--Popular Vote or Electoral College?. Winning the presidential election without winning the popular vote has only occurred five times in the nation's history, but twice in the past 16 years. LWVNH board members are the guest speakers. Come learn about the League's study of the electoral college and the position on which we can advocate for change, of which the National Popular Vote Compact is one acceptable way to achieve the goal of direct popular vote to elect our President.

This event is restricted to Kendal residents. Hosted by UNITE at Kendal.

This program will be rescheduled in the spring.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
State House "Crossover Day". Deadline for bills originating in one NH house to be passed before "crossing over" to the other NH house for consideration. The second body has until June 1 to act on those bills.
Friday, March 31, 2017
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.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
1-4 pm
Concord NH Walk and Rally for Voting Rights. Join LWVNH, NH Rebellion, and other pro-voting rights groups and friends for this walk and rally, followed by activist training for those interested. Details on this events webpage
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
check with town clerk
Wolfeboro polling place Special election STATE REPRESENTATIVE from CARROLL COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 6. (Wolfeboro). Primary: April 4, 2017

Special Election: May 23, 2017

CANDIDATES FILED: (Republican) - Seamas Oscalaidhe, Wolfeboro (mail: 36 Center Street, #192) 03894 vs Matthew J. Plache, Wolfeboro (65 Brackett Road) 03894 (Democratic) - Edith DesMarais, Wolfeboro (116 Clark Road) 03894

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
check with town/city clerk
polling places in Litchfield, Manchester Wards 8 & 9 Special election primary STATE REPRESENTATIVE from HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 44. (Litchfield, Manchester Wards 8 and 9). Primary: April 4, 2017 Special Election: May 23, 2017

CANDIDATES FILED: (Republican) - Mark McLean, Manchester (43 Forest Hill Way) 03109 vs George Lambert, Litchfield (3 Lydston Lane) 03052

(Democratic) - James R. Morin, Manchester (281 Calef Road) vs Ryan Curran, Manchester (221 West Shore Avenue)

Thursday, April 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.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
7 pm
Hancock Town Library
25 Main St.
Hancock, NH 03449
How NH Government Works. The League of Women Voters NH will present non-partisan information and take questions about how bills become law in NH, how voters can have input on legislation, and how our state government works in general. Free and open to the public; organized by Hancock Town Library.
Saturday, April 8, 2017-Sunday, April 9, 2017
Hampton Inn & Suites
900 Post Rd
Wells, ME 04090
New England League Leadership Conference. Formerly called "Quad States Conference", this gathering of League members will enjoy workshops on current League topics of interest. Get details and the registration form by clicking here. All League members and their spouses welcome to attend.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Hunt Room,
Nashua Public Library
2 Court St.,
Nashua, NH 03060
LWVNH - Greater Nashua Board Meeting. All League members and guests are welcome at board meetings. Contact Gwen Mikailov at for agenda.

Future meetings: May 9 - June 13 - July 11 - August 8 - September 12 - October 10 - November 14 - December 12 -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
6 pm
Red River Theatres
Main St
Concord, NH
Movie with panel discussion to follow. "I Am Jane Doe" a powerful documentary narrated by Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, about human trafficking, focusing on the middle-school girls, victims of sex trafficking on the adult classifieds section of an iconic paper, and their mothers as they run a collision course not only with the publication but with judges, powerful corporations, special interest groups, and an outdated internet freedom law that has been interpreted by federal judges to protect websites from any responsibility for hosting ads that sell underage girls.

Sponsored by the Crisis Center of Central NH. Not a League event but relates to an issue the League has been following for several years.

For a description of the film or to purchase advance tickets online, click here.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
6-7:30 pm
Multi-purpose room
UNH Manchester
88 Commercial Street
Manchester NH, 03104
World Affairs Council NH--Global Tipping Points series. War by Other Means: Why the U.S. reaches for the gun instead of the purse

Today, nations increasingly carry out geopolitical combat through economic means. Policies governing everything from trade and investment to energy and exchange rates are wielded as tools to win diplomatic allies, punish adversaries, and coerce those in between. But, as Jennifer M. Harris, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will assert, America still too often reaches for the gun over the purse to advance its interests abroad. The U.S. currently has sanctions against Iran, North Korea, Syria and Cuba, and recently lifted sanctions on trade with Sudan.

For details and to register for these free events open to the public, visit the World Affairs Council website:

Thursday, April 13, 2017
7-8:30 pm
Peterborough Library
2 Concord St (Rte 202)
Peterborough, NH 03458
Meet the League of Women Voters. All current League members, their friends and prospective members are invited to this event to learn more about League, discuss what activities members in the greater Peterborough area might like to do, and to meet members of the LWV New Hampshire board. Do join us if you are interested (men are also welcome to become members).
Saturday, April 29, 2017
9 am to noon
State House Lawn
Concord NH
People's Climate Rally. Organized by the Sierra Club, this rally is a sister event to the big march in DC on the same day. For more information visit the Facebook page:
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7 pm
Tracy Library
New London, NH 03257
Meet Your NH Representatives. State senator and state representatives from the greater Kearsarge/Sunapee area will be invited to share their perspectives on the NH Legislature's work this session, followed by audience Q&A. Free and Open to the Public. Organized by League of Women Voters of the Kearsarge/Sunapee Area.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
check with town clerk
Concord ward 8 polling place SPECIAL ELECTION for STATE REPRESENTATIVE from MERRIMACK COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 18. (Concord Ward 9). Filing Period: Candidates may file with the City Clerk during normal business hours on Monday March 27th and Tuesday, March 28th OR candidates may file with the Secretary of State's Office Monday March 27th through Friday, March 31st.

If only one person files for each party there will NOT be a primary and the special election will be held on May 30th.

Primary: May 30, 2017 Special Election: July 18, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:30 ish to 2:ish
Slusser Senior Center
(Next to Hopkinton Library)
41 Houston Dr.
Contoocook, NH 03229
LWVNH State Convention. Join League members for our biennial convention, featuring guest speaker Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut. The state board will propose a new state study of education issues in NH; having the Commissioner as our speaker will get us off to a great start. The convention will include a delicious lunch and short business meeting for electing officers and adopting a budget for the next two years.

Members and their guests must register in advance. Details to sign up will come in the next NHVoter.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Lake Sunapee Country Club
New London, NH 03257
LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee Annual Meeting. Join League members and guests for this restaurant dinner with guest speaker Andrew Smith, UNH professor and director of the survey center there. Will he discuss why the polls leading up to the Presidential election were so wrong? Maybe. Tentative topic is "Demographic Change and Electoral Realignment in NH." Short business meeting to elect board members and approve a budget, but lots of time to socialize with friends. Details to be announced.