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
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7 pm
Hunt Room,
Nashua Public Library
2 Court St.
Nashua, NH 03060
LWVNH - Greater Nashua Meeting. Help plan a Meet Your Representatives event for greater Nashua. Contact for agenda. All League members and potential members welcome!

Future meetings to be scheduled.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7-8 pm
Activity Room (2nd floor)
Common House
Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm
7 Callies Common
Peterborough, NH 03458
LWVNH Peterboro Plus unit meeting. Because much of our Steering Committee is away this month, this is an informational and informal planning meeting to gear up for the exciting election year ahead! Please spread the word to anyone you know who is interested in keeping our democratic system working!

Note: Our meeting location will vary so we are equally accessible to all our member towns. We are looking for free public meeting spaces in the Peterborough area, if anyone has any suggestions (the Peterborough library meeting room is $30 each time).


Next meeting in April. Details TBA.

Friday, March 16, 2018
1:00 pm
Hilltop House
New London, NH 03257
LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee education study committee mtg. Meeting of the local study committee.

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6 am - 8 pm
polling places in Nashua Special Election for Nashua Board of Education. to fill a vacancy.

Susan Porter v. Sandra Ziehm

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
2:30 pm
Conway Public Library
meeting room
Conway, NH
League meeting for Mt. Washington Valley possible League unit. Meet a group of people from towns in the Mt. Washington Valley interested in forming a League unit in the area. No commitment needed; just come and learn more. Men and women welcome to attend and, if interested, to join the League.

Report will be presented on possibility of doing a voter registration event at the high school. Also a report on voter registration issues in NH.

Come learn more, meet others also interested in the work of the League of Women Voters.

Friday, March 23, 2018
9:30 am
League office
4 Park St Room 200
Concord, NH 03301
LWVNH Board Meeting. We will plan for Day at the Legislature.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Concord, Portsmouth, Jackson NH plus Boston, DC, others to be announced. "March for Our Lives" rallies. Concord, at the State House, 10-3

Portsmouth, at Market Square, noon to 5 pm

Jackson, starting at the covered bridge jct 16 & 16A, 10 am to noon.

Boston Common, noon to 5 pm

Washington DC. Gather at 10 am; march along Pennsylvania Ave between 3rd and 12th Sts NW.

In their Mission Statement, march organizers write: School safety is not a political issue. There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing, and growing. The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues.

Saturday, March 24, 2018
1:00 - 5:00
Sweeney Hall
NH Technical Institute
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301

(Take exit 1 from Rte 393
follow signs to NHTI)
Citizen Action Against Gerrymandering -- A Forum. The sponsors are pleased to announce a forum for New Hampshire citizens to learn about action they can take to restore honest districting in this state. The afternoon begins with a keynote speech by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Or.), an advocate for independent, citizen-led redistricting. The program includes panels addressing national and state redistricting issues, featuring political, legal, and historical perspectives. The program will conclude with a panel focused on political organization and action as we head into the 2018 election season.

Sponsors: Capital Coalition, Open Democracy, New Hampshire Progress Alliance, America Votes New Hampshire, Granite State Progress.

For a further description and list of speakers/panelists, click here.

FREE, but advance registration is requested to ensure sufficient seating:

Sunday, March 25, 2018
2:30-3:30 pm
Nashua Library Meet the League of Women Voters. Find out more about League, meet the current members. All are welcome. Details at
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
State House
Concord NH
Day at the Legislature -- TENTATIVE. Save the date for League members to join state board members in attending hearings at the Legislature, with a briefing before and debriefing over lunch, and a short tour of the State House in the afternoon. Final decision will be based on whether there are bills of interest being heard today.

Please indicate your interest in this event by emailing We'll let you know if a date change is necessary, provide parking/carpool info, and all the details later.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
10 am
Hilltop House
New London, NH
LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee board meeting. Monthly board meeting. League members are welcome to attend. For agenda, contact Pat Rodgers.
Saturday, April 7, 2018-Sunday, April 8, 2018
Sat. am thru noon Sun.
Hampton Inn and Suites
Wells, ME
(Quad States) League Leadership Conference. Our nearly annual conference for League members from NH, VT, ME, RI, and sometimes MA and CT. The focus this year is on "Making Democracy Work: Learning From Each Other."

Workshops include sharing of ideas on working within the League (local and state and national levels) and also working with the many citizen action groups that have sprung up.

Sunday morning will include a discussion of the national League's "Transformation Journey" hosted by national board member Toni Zimmer. Strongly recommended for anyone planning to go to LWV Convention in June.

Cost for the event is $25, which includes Sat. lunch and snacks. A block of rooms has been reserved for League at a special price, and the LWVNH Education Fund will reimburse each NH member $50 if they stay overnight. Saturday dinner will be in groups at area restaurants.

Optional Sunday morning book discussion over breakfast: Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict by Donna Hicks, with Barbara Dade facilitating.

For more on the schedule, how to register and hotel phone number to make your own room reservation, click here. (LWV Maine's EducationFund is acting as our treasurer and registrar.)

Monday, May 14, 2018
check with town clerk
town polling locations Town and School Board Elections. Some towns in NH are holding their elections on May 14. (Cities held them last fall; most towns had elections March 13.)

Elections of town officers and school board representatives will be held during posted polling hours. Some warrant articles may be on the ballot, with town meeting later the same day or shortly after for the rest. In SB2 towns, all articles will be on the March 13 ballot.

If you are not yet registered, you may do so on election day at the polls. See our Elections page for more info on registering.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Hopkinton Library Community Room
Contoocook NH
LWVNH Conference on Education in NH. SAVE THE DATE. Details to come. Will include speakers and panelists on early childhood education, charter schools, perhaps home-schooling.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
7-9 pm
Tracy Library
New London,NH 03257
Meet Your Elected Officials. Public is invited to this annual event, organized by the League of Women Voters of the Kearsarge/Sunapee Area. State Representatives and Senators representing area towns will be invited to share their views of what's happening in the state legislature, followed by Q & A with the audience. Always a learning experience for all.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Lake Sunapee Country Club
New London, NH
League of Women Voters Kearsarge/Sunapee Area annual meeting. Luncheon, short business meeting, and guest speaker Dean Spiliotis, political guru specializing in NH politics, Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at SNHU. Prof. Spiliotis will discuss the mid-term elections, just as the primary season begins to heat up.

Save the date. All League members, friends, and the public are welcome, but advance registration is required. Details on cost and advance registration to come.