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, January 20, 2016-Friday, January 29, 2016
 
town clerk's office Filing period for March 8 town elections.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
10 am
Community Room at
Hilltop, New London
LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee Board Meeting. Contact Pat Rodgers for agenda.

All local League members are welcome at any board meeting.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
check with town clerks
local polling places Presidential primary voting. Absentee ballot applications for registered voters are available at town & city clerks' offices. They may be downloaded from the Secretary of State's website and mailed or delivered to your town's clerk.

Those who are not yet registered may do so at their town or city clerk's office before January 31 or at the polls on Feb. 9 (be aware that waiting until election day will take extra time at the polls)

The period for changing parties for this primary election is over.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
10 am
McKenna's Restaurant
Colonial Plaza
New London, NH 03257
2nd Tuesdays coffee +. Join LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee Area members for informal conversation about items and issues of concern to League members and the public. All League members and potential members welcome.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
10-noon
Baker Library
509 South St
Bow, NH 03304
Dismas Home: the new supportive housing project for recently released female offenders.. Learn about this exciting project from Julie McCarthy, one of the founders. Dismas Home will open this year, in Manchester, and will involve community members interacting on a regular basis with the residents, to improve the transition back to society. Hosted by LWV Greater Capital Area, open to all members and prospective members.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
6-7:30 pm
Urban Forestry Center
45 Elwyn Rd
Portsmouth NH
NH Wildlife Action Plan workshop. The NH Wildlife Action Plan has just been updated for the first time in 10 years and there is a wealth of new data and information! Not to speak of some really great new Wildlife Habitat maps (last updated in 2010) - they have changed!

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Fish and Game personnel to learn what's new and how you can use this information to take your wildlife and conservation efforts to the next level. This workshop will provide an overview of the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan, a review of the revised wildlife maps, data and information in in the updated plan, and most importantly, provide actions you can take to help NH's wildlife and habitats. This workshop will be held in different locations and on several dates across the state.

Refreshments will be provided

REGISTER HERE

Friday, February 19, 2016
8:30-3:00
Grappone Conference Center
Concord
Making Ends Meet: Enhancing Economic Security, Fostering Shared Prosperity. Organized and hosted by the NH Fiscal Policy Institute, this conference will be of interest to groups and individuals.

"Many of New Hampshire's working families struggle to make ends meet due to two opposing forces: lagging income growth and the rising cost of basic necessities.

NHFPI's 3rd annual policy conference will examine these challenges and explore solutions to enhance economic security and foster shared prosperity for all Granite Staters."

(note from League board: we have attended past NHFPI conferences and they are wonderfully planned and informative)

Registration opens in December.Register online at <http://www.nhfpi.org/news-events/policy-conference-2016>

Friday, March 4, 2016
9:30-noon
4 Park St Room 200
Concord, NH 03301

(League office)
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.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
 
town polling places Town elections. Many NH towns hold elections on this date. Town meeting may be held on this date or shortly after.

NH towns operating as SB2 towns will have voting today with a deliberative session earlier. Check with town clerk for date and place of deliberative session.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
check with town clerk
Hampton Special election Rockingham Dist. 21. Kenneth Sheffert (R), Michael Edgar (D), Philip Bean (I)
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
6-7:30 pm
Keene Public Library
Keene
NH Wildlife Action Plan workshop. The NH Wildlife Action Plan has just been updated for the first time in 10 years and there is a wealth of new data and information! Not to speak of some really great new Wildlife Habitat maps (last updated in 2010) - they have changed!

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Fish and Game personnel to learn what's new and how you can use this information to take your wildlife and conservation efforts to the next level. This workshop will provide an overview of the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan, a review of the revised wildlife maps, data and information in in the updated plan, and most importantly, provide actions you can take to help NH's wildlife and habitats. This workshop will be held in different locations and on several dates across the state.

Refreshments will be provided

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
7 pm
Nashua Library
East Wing
LWVNH Greater Nashua Unit meeting. Agenda TBD. All League members and potential members welcome. Follow the group's plans and activities via their Facebook page
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
10 am-noon
Baker Library
509 South St
Bow, NH 03304
Juvenile Justice and the Sununu Center. Hosted by LWV Greater Capital Area. Join League members and guest speakers for this discussion. Friends and potential members welcome.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016-Friday, April 1, 2016
 
town clerk's office Filing period for May 10 town elections.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
 
State House "Crossover" day. Work on bills originating in the state House or Senate must be completed in the body of origin. Bills that were passed by this date then "crossover" to the other body for study in committee and eventual vote.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
TBA
Concord SAVE THE DATE: LWVNH Day at the Legislature and Council 2016. Combining two great League events into one, the LWVNH board will set up a menu of legislative hearings and events in the State House for the morning, followed by lunch and a guest speaker in a restaurant, and then our Council business and discussion of League activities in the afternoon.

More details to come. Save the date! Open to all members.

Saturday, April 9, 2016-Sunday, April 10, 2016
TBA
Hampton Inn and Suites
Wells, Maine
(Quad States) New England Leadership Conference. Save the dates of April 9-10, 2016, for this League event that brings together 4 or more of the New England Leagues for fascinating workshops and discussion.

Exciting keynote speaker is author and political strategist Celinda Lake. She is the co-author of the book What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live The theme for this year's conference workshops will be communications: getting the League's message to the public and to elected officials, as well as improving internal communications at all levels.

More details to come. Location is the Hampton Inn and Suites, Wells, Maine.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7 pm
Nashua Library
East Wing
LWVNH Greater Nashua Unit meeting. Agenda TBD. All League members and potential members welcome. Follow the group's plans and activities via their Facebook page
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
6-7:30 pm
Kilton Public Library
West Lebanon, NH
NH Wildlife Action Plan workshop. The NH Wildlife Action Plan has just been updated for the first time in 10 years and there is a wealth of new data and information! Not to speak of some really great new Wildlife Habitat maps (last updated in 2010) - they have changed!

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Fish and Game personnel to learn what's new and how you can use this information to take your wildlife and conservation efforts to the next level. This workshop will provide an overview of the 2015 Wildlife Action Plan, a review of the revised wildlife maps, data and information in in the updated plan, and most importantly, provide actions you can take to help NH's wildlife and habitats. This workshop will be held in different locations and on several dates across the state.

Refreshments will be provided

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
 
town polling places Town elections. Some NH towns hold elections on this date rather than in March. Town meeting may be held on this date or shortly after.

NH towns operating as SB2 towns will have voting today with a deliberative session earlier. Check with town clerk for date and place of deliberative session.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016-Friday, June 10, 2016
 
town clerk or Secretary of State's office Filing period for state offices. Voters wishing to change party affiliation to vote in the September state primary for a different party must do so before this filing period. Candidates for state and federal offices must file during this period.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
 
local polling places Primary election for state and federal officials.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
 
local polling places Election for state and federal officials.