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
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,; 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. Event was taped by Yankee Cable Network: view it by clicking here

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
check with city clerk
Manchester polling place Municipal elections PRIMARY in Manchester. RESULTS: Top two winners Joyce Craig and Ted Gatsas advance to the general election on Nov. 7.
Tuesday, September 26, 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 was August 8. Primary winners face off today.

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

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

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

Thursday, September 28, 2017
10 am
New London, NH 03257
LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee education study committee mtg. Meeting of the local study committee.

If any League members would like to serve on the study committee, please contact Pat Rodgers, either directly or via contact page.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
7 pm
Jaffrey Civic Center
40 Maine St,
Jaffrey, NH 03452
LWVNH Peterboro Plus unit meeting. The Peterborough Plus Chapter of the LWV of NH normally meets the third Thursday of the month. Location will change depending on the month as we encompass a large area: the ConVal SAU (Peterborough, Hancock, Dublin, Sharon, Temple, Bennington, Francestown, Greenfield, and Antrim) plus Jaffrey and Harrisville.

All current League members, their friends and prospective members are invited to this event to continue activities of this newest regional unit covering the areas listed above. Do join us if you are interested (men are also welcome to become members).


Tuesday, October 3, 2017
check with city clerk
Franklin polling places City government election in Franklin. Filing period Aug. 16-25.

Also on the ballot, question whether to allow Keno in the city. Franklin is the first NH community to put the question on the ballot; state's proceeds from Keno to fund full-day kindergarten per legislation passed in spring 2017.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
check with town clerk
check with town clerk Municipal elections primary in Keene. Filing period Aug. 16-Sept. 5
Thursday, October 5, 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.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
7 pm
Hunt Room,
Nashua Public Library
2 Court St.
Nashua, NH 03060
LWVNH - Greater Nashua Meeting. All League members and their guests and ptotential members are welcome at these meetings. Contact Gwen Mikailov at for agenda.

Future meetings: November 14 - December 12 -

Friday, October 20, 2017
1 pm
League Office
LWVNH Education Study steering committee. Work on phase one of the study.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
check with town clerk
polling places
Dover Ward 1
SPECIAL ELECTION for STATE REPRESENTATIVE from STRAFFORD COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 13. (Dover Ward 1). Filing Period: August 28 - September 1. There will NOT be a primary


Republican - Guy John Eaton, Dover (67 Mount Vernon Street) 03820

Democratic - Casey M. Conley, Dover (6 Florence Street) 03820

Libertarian - Brian C. Shields, Dover (3 Berry Brook Court) 03820

Friday, November 3, 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.

Next board meeting date to be decided.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Slusser Center
Hopkinton NH
LWVNH Conference on Education in NH. Save the date: Six speakers on a variety of education topics. Details to come. All League members welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served. Registration required.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
check with city clerk Municipal elections in Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Keene, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth and Rochester. Verify dates of filing in Berlin: call city clerk 752-2340.

Verify date of election and filing in Claremont: call city clerk at 603-542-7003.

Concord filing period is Sept. 8-18.

Keene filing period is Aug. 16-Sept. 5.

Nashua filing period is 8/29 to 9/8 at the city clerk's office.

Manchester filing period is July 10-21.

Rochester filing period is Sept. 8-25.

Portsmouth filing period: call city clerk (603) 610 - 7245.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
check with town clerk
Cornish, Grantham, Plainfield, Springfield polling places Special Election for State Representative from SULLIVAN COUNTY DISTRICT 1.. Winners of the Sept. 19 primary face off today in Cornish, Grantham, Plainfield, Springfield:

Republican - Margaret M. Drye, Plainfield (PO Box 3) 03781


Democratic - Brian M. Sullivan, Grantham (642 Olde Farms Road) 03753

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
check with city clerk
Manchester Ward 8
polling place
Special Election for State Representative from HILLSBORO COUNTY DISTRICT 15. (Manchester ward 8). Candidates filed: Republican Albert MacArthur Jr. vs Democrat Erika Connors