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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
9:30-11:00
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 is approving the budget, slate of directors, and discussing the draft education study proposal.

Next board meeting date to be decided.

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 confirmed so far:

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.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7 pm
City Hall Auditorium
229 Main St
Nashua, NH 03060
Education Discussion. LWVNH of the Greater Nashua area has invited Dan Vallone of Reaching Higher NH to be guest speaker at this public event. Topics will include current education legislation, issues with the NH and US Dept.s of Education, resources and tools for the public to become more involved. Free and open to the public.
Friday, May 19, 2017
7:15 pm
Gathering Room
Kendal
Hanover NH
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 had to be postponed from March.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
results
Litchfield
Manchester Wards 8 & 9
Special election STATE REPRESENTATIVE from HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 44. (Litchfield, Manchester Wards 8 and 9). WINNER: Republican - Mark McLean, Manchester (43 Forest Hill Way) 03109
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
results
Wolfeboro SPECIAL ELECTION for STATE REPRESENTATIVE from CARROLL COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 6. (Wolfeboro). Winner: Democratic - Edith DesMarais, Wolfeboro (116 Clark Road) 03894
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
check with town clerk
Concord ward 9 polling place SPECIAL ELECTION for STATE REPRESENTATIVE from MERRIMACK COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 18. (Concord Ward 9). Primary: May 30, 2017 Special Election: July 18, 2017

Candidates Filed:

Republican - Michael Feeley, Concord (161 Portsmouth Street) 03301

Democratic - Kris Schultz, d, Concord (806 Alton Woods Drive) 03301

Democratic - Marc Lacroix, Concord (6 Robin Road) 03301

Friday, June 2, 2017
5 pm---
Puritan Back Room
245 Hooksett Rd
Manchester, NH 03104
Open Democracy Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker. League was a founding member of Open Democracy, the coalition behind the NH Rebellion. Join Open Democracy friends for their annual meeting, with cocktails, hearty appetizers and socializing, an auction, and guest speaker Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent.

Click here for details and to order tickets online.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:30ish 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.

Also speaking will be a Citizens Advisory Board member with an update on the new women's prison and particularly on re-entry preparation for women offenders and the challenges they face immediately upon release--we've been following the issues facing women incarcerated since our study began in 2009!

The convention will include a delicious lunch and short business meeting for electing officers and adopting a budget for the next two years. This meeting is for League members and their invited guests only; it is not open to the public.

Members and their guests must register in advance by May 30 (Email LWV@kenliz.net with your name and names of any guests you are bringing). Cost is $18, payable at the door.

Tuesday, June 6, 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. Primary candidates will be narrowed to three for the July 25 general election:

Republican - David Boutin, Hooksett

Democratic - Jim Normand, Manchester

Democratic - Kevin J. Cavanaugh, Manchester

Libertarian - Jason A. Dubrow, Dunbarton

Primary is 6/6/17; General election is 7/25/17.

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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
11:30-2:30
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 are being mailed to all members. Potential members are welcome. Payment is due by May 30--send check for $35 pp to LWVKS, POBox 660, New London NH 03257.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
5:30-7:30 pm
Baker Library
South St
Bow, NH
LWV Greater Capital Area annual meeting. Annual meeting and potluck supper. Members are encouraged to bring a friend. Bring a dish to share, enjoy seeing old friends and meeting some of the new members. Guest speaker will be Mary Heath, the two-term NH rep from Hillsborough District 14 in Manchester. Mary was the Deputy Commissioner for the Dept. of Ed from 2004-2009. A retired educator she has served on the Election Law committee of the House and is the Deputy Democratic Floor Leader of the House. She will speak on the role of the State Education Dept, the successes and challenges facing education in NH today.

Click here for the May newsletter

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7 pm
Hunt Room, Nashua 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: July 11 - August 8 - September 12 - October 10 - November 14 - December 12

Thursday, June 15, 2017
7-8:30 pm
TBA League of Women Voters--Peterborough 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).
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). Primary: May 30, 2017 Special Election: July 18, 2017

Candidates Filed:

Republican - Michael Feeley, Concord

Democratic - Kris Schultz,Concord OR Marc Lacroix, Concord (whichever wins the May 30 primary)

Tuesday, July 18, 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). Filing Period: Candidates may file with the Town Clerk where they are domiciled during normal business hours on Monday May 22nd and Tuesday, May 23rd OR candidates may file with the Secretary of State's Office Monday May 22nd through Friday, May 26th.

Primary: July 18, 2017 (If only one person files from each political party, the primary election will NOT occur, and the special election will be held on July 18th)

Special Election: September 5, 2017

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 - Jim Normand, Manchester OR Kevin J. Cavanaugh, Manchester (whichever wins the June 6 primary)

Libertarian - Jason A. Dubrow, Dunbarton

Primary is 6/6/17; General election is 7/25/17.

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

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). Primary: July 18, 2017 (If only one person files from each political party, the primary election will NOT occur, and the special election will be held on July 18th)

Special Election: September 5, 2017