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
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
1:00-2:45 pm
League office
4 Park St Room 200
Concord, NH 03301
LWVNH Board Meeting. All League members are welcome, but due to limited space please let us know if you wish to attend so we can plan seating.

Next meeting to be scheduled. Likely in January 2020.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:30 pm
Kimball Library
5 Academy Ave.
Atkinson, NH 03811
Aresenic in Well Water--Learn, Test, Mitigate. Get the facts from NH Dept. of Environmental Services Paul Susca and Cynthia Klevens.

Free and open to the public.

Organized by LWVNH-Southern Rockingham. League members, bring a friend!

Thursday, November 21, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Nashua Public Library
(downstairs)
Monthly meeting LWVNH Greater Nashua unit. All League members and the public are invited.

Help plan Get Out The Vote activities for the upcoming presidential primary.

League unit meetings will normally be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Nashua Public Library, downstairs from 7 to 8:30 pm. Contact the new steering committee for an agenda for future meetings: Joanne Emus and Kate Welsh.

Monday, November 25, 2019
7 pm
Peterborough Town Library
(downstairs)
The 2020 Census--Why it matters, how it works. Open to the public and free. Learn more about the importance of the 2020 census. Presented by Nicole McKenzie with the US Census Bureau. She can tell you about job opportunities with the census too!

Hosted by LWVNH-PeterboroPlus Unit.

Monday, December 2, 2019-Monday, December 9, 2019
standard court hours
Hillsborough Superior Court North
300 Chestnut St
Manchester, NH 03101
Trial re Senate Bill 3 (voter registration). Spectators are allowed in the courtroom. League of Women Voters NH is suing the Secretary of State and the Attorney General over this 2017 election law bill that makes voter registration more difficult.

(Note: Dec. 6 will not be a trial date.)

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
6:30-8 pm
Mary Bartlett Mem Library
22 Dalton Rd
Brentwood, NH 03833
Property Taxes and Education Funding presentation. In NH, the largest portion of our local property taxes go to school funding because the State of NH contributes the smallest proportion of aid to public education of any of the fifty states. The result is grossly disproportionate property tax rates and struggling schools in many communities. This system hurts our economy and hinders our state's ability to attract and keep young people.

Come listen to Attorney John Tobin explain how all this actually works and what we as citizens can do to change the funding process and help our own bottom line!

Free and open to the public!

Hosted by LWVNH-Southern Rockingham unit, as a public service.

Thursday, December 5, 2019
10 am
Hilltop House
New London, NH
LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee board meeting. Monthly board meeting. Local League members are welcome to attend.
Sunday, January 5, 2020
2 pm
Tucker Free Library
31 Western Ave.
Henniker, NH 03242
Votes for Women--a History of the Suffrage Movement. Sponsored by League of Women Voters NH and Tucker Free Library. Free and open to the public.

The campaign for women's right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women's Rights Convention to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were key players? What were the main issues and obstacles? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women's suffrage amendment? What made did a young legislator in Tennessee cast the deciding vote for ratification?

Using historic photos in a powerpoint presentation, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey. Liz is president of the League of Women Voters New Hampshire, a non-partisan organization also celebrating its centennial in 2020 as the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Thursday, January 9, 2020
6 pm
Lincoln Public Library
22 Church St.
Lincoln, NH 03251
Votes for Women--a History of the Suffrage Movement. Sponsored by League of Women Voters NH and Tucker Free Library. Free and open to the public.

The campaign for women's right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women's Rights Convention to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were key players? What were the main issues and obstacles? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women's suffrage amendment? What made did a young legislator in Tennessee cast the deciding vote for ratification?

Using historic photos in a powerpoint presentation, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey. Liz is president of the League of Women Voters New Hampshire, a non-partisan organization also celebrating its centennial in 2020 as the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020-Friday, January 31, 2020
 
town offices Filing period for town elections. For towns that vote on March 10, the filing period for town and school board offices is Jan. 22-31, 2020.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
6 pm
Veterans Hall
944 New Hampshire Rte 103
Newbury, NH 03255

(Next to the fire station)
Votes for Women--a History of the Suffrage Movement. Sponsored by League of Women Voters NH and Newbury Public Library. Free and open to the public.

Join LWVNH members for this powerpoint presentation and talk about the historic road to woman suffrage.

The campaign for women's right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women's Rights Convention to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were key players? What were the main issues and obstacles? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women's suffrage amendment? What made did a young legislator in Tennessee cast the deciding vote for ratification?

Using historic photos in a powerpoint presentation, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey. Liz is president of the League of Women Voters New Hampshire, a non-partisan organization also celebrating its centennial in 2020 as the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
polling hours
polling places Presidential Primary. This date is now confirmed. Polling hours are generally 7 am to 7 pm, but some places open at 6 am and some close at 8 pm. Please check your own town/city's hours on their website or phone the town clerk.

Absentee ballot applications can be sent to your town clerk anytime if you expect you'll be unable to vote in person on Feb. 11. You may request an application from your town clerk, or you can download this pdf (2 pages), fill it out, and send to your town clerk. Download this form from the Secretary of State.

Thursday, February 13, 2020
TBD
Concord Celebrate the League's Centennial. Members and friends will be invited to join League board members at the State House for a festive reminder--to us and to the Legislatute--that League is 100 and still strong!

Details to be planned. Save the date!

Friday, February 14, 2020
all day
everywhere 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters. Celebrate the centennial!

As the 19th amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote was nearing ratification, the National American Woman Suffrage Assn met in convention on this date in 1920 and officially changed their name to the League of Women Voters!

The League members immediately began their non-partisan work to help people understand the issues and the voting process.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
check with town clerk
polling places Elections in many NH towns. Voting for local offices and some ballot questions. In-person town meetings may be held on the same date or later in the week; check your town's website or town clerk.

Towns that operate under SB2 regulations will have their deliberative sessions several weeks in advance of the voting date.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
all day
USA Commemoration of passage of the 19th Amendment--Looking ahead!. A celebration of the women's suffrage amendment becoming law.

For a graphic timeline of events leading up to this milestone, visit this website: Except as otherwise noted, all contents on this site copyright 1998-2016 by the liz library. This site is hosted and maintained by the liz library. All rights reserved. http://www.thelizlibrary.org/suffrage/ (not related to LWVNH Liz T.)

The Woman Suffrage Timeline 1995, Brooks and Gonzalez. The Women's History Project of Lexington Area National Organization for Women. This timeline may be distributed freely under the following conditions: that the use is not for profit; that it is distributed in complete, unchanged form; that this complete notice is intact and included in the distribution.