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

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). Republican - Michael Feeley, Concord vs Democratic - Kris Schultz,Concord

WINNER is Schultz

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
check with town clerk
Grafton District 9
polling places
Special Election PRIMARY for State Representative from GRAFTON COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 9. (Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Grafton). Candidates filed:

Republican - Paul H. Simard, Bristol (91 Beech Street) 03222

Vincent Paul Migliore, Bridgewater (198 Whittemore Point Road South, Bristol) 03222 WINNER

Timothy F. Sweetsir, Ashland (PO Box 937) 03217

Burton W. Williams, (removed from ballot)

Democratic - Tom Ploszaj, Grafton (47 Sargent Hill Road)

Write-in candidate (D) Josh Adjutant of Bridgewater WINNER.

Libertarian - John Babiarz, 356 Slab City Road, Grafton

Special Election: September 5, 2017 with Migliore, Adjutant, and Babiarz.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
7-8:30 pm
Peterborough Library League of Women Voters--Peterborough Plus area unit meeting. All current League members, their friends and prospective members are invited to this event to continue activities to form a local unit. Do join us if you are interested (men are also welcome to become members).

Press release of July 11: Would you like to know more about our government and how it works? Do you believe that the responsibility of good government rests on the shoulders of its citizens? Would you like to meet your elected representatives, and those running for elected office, in a non-partisan candidate forum or moderated debate?

Then you might be interested in a new unit of the League of Women Voters forming locally.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government; its goal is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide.

Local Leagues and member-at-large units exist in Greater Nashua, Concord-Manchester, the Seacoast, Kearsage-Sunapee, the Upper Valley and now also in the Peterborough Plus area.

All are welcome to attend the next meeting of LWVNH, Peterborough Plus, on July 20, 2017, at 7:00 PM, at the Peterborough Public Library (downstairs).

Membership is open to women and men, ages 16 and up.

LWVpboroplus@gmail.com

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 - Kevin J. Cavanaugh, Manchester

Libertarian - Jason A. Dubrow, Dunbarton

Primary was 6/6/17. Thank you to the three candidates and the voters who came to the forum on June 28. http://lwvnh.org/Forums-debates.html

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

Thursday, July 27, 2017
10 am
Hilltop
New London
(contact Pat Rodgers for details)
LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee education study committee mtg. First meeting of the local study committee. Information on possible specific areas of study will be given by the steering committee; members will choose their focus.

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

Thursday, August 3, 2017
9:30 to noonish
League office
4 Park St. Room 200
Concord, NH 03301
LWVNH Education Study steering committee. Work on phase one of the study: financing education.
Tuesday, August 8, 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 August 8; general election Sept. 26

Candidates filed: Republican - James E. Devine, Sandown (54 Hampstead Road) 03874

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

Anthony S. Rossignol, Chester (47 Emerson Road) 03036

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

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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
9:30-12:00
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.

Next board meeting date to be decided.

Tuesday, August 8, 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: September 12 - October 10 - November 14 - December 12 -

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
9:30 to noonish
League office
4 Park St. Room 200
Concord, NH 03301
LWVNH Education Study steering committee. Work on phase one of the study: financing education.
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). Winners of the July 18 primary will face off today.
Thursday, September 7, 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, September 12, 2017
check with town/city clerk
Belmont & Laconia
(wards 123456)
Special Election for State Representative from BELKNAP COUNTY DISTRICT 9 (Belmont & Laconia wards 1,2,3,4,5,6)). No primary as only one person from each party filed.

Candidates are Democrat Charlie Sinclair and Republican Steven Whalley

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
check with city clerk
Manchester polling place Municipal elections PRIMARY in Manchester. Filing period is July 10-21 at the city clerk's office.

General election is Nov. 7.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
check with city clerk
Manchester Ward 8
polling place
Special Election PRIMARY for State Representative from HILLSBORO COUNTY DISTRICT 15. (Manchester ward 8). Candidates filed: Republicans Andy Parent and Albert MacArthur Jr. Democrat Erika Connors

Election November 7 between Repub. winner and Connors.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
check with town clerk
Cornish, Grantham, Plainfield, Springfield polling places Special Election PRIMARY for State Representative from SULLIVAN COUNTY DISTRICT 1.. SPECIAL ELECTION for STATE REPRESENTATIVE from SULLIVAN COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 1. (Cornish, Grantham, Plainfield, Springfield) Filing period July 24-28. Primary Sept. 19; General Election November 7.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
TBA (evening)
New London Historical Society LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee Annual Potluck and guest speaker. Save the date. Details to be announced. All League members, their guests, and potential members are welcome.
Monday, September 25, 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 August 8; general election Sept. 26

Candidates will be the winner of the Republican primary on August 8 vs the Democrat and Libertarian below:

Republicans in primary - James E. Devine, Sandown (54 Hampstead Road) 03874; James F. Headd, Auburn (225 Rattlesnake Hill Road) 03052; Anthony S. Rossignol, Chester (47 Emerson Road) 03036

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

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

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
TBA
TBA Municipal elections in Claremont, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth and Rochester. Verify date of election and filing in Claremont: call city clerk at 603-542-7003.

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.