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.

We also post candidate forums and debates when we are informed about them. Forums listed here are NOT all sponsored or moderated by the League of Women Voters. When we know who is moderating, we list the organization.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, March 24, 2014
9:30 am
Corner View Restaurant
80 1/2 South St
Concord, NH
Breakfast with the League. Join League members and friends for informal and lively discussion of various topics. All welcome.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
internet Webinar: Improving Town Websites. LWVNH will air a live webinar showing how towns can improve their websites regarding voter information. The webinar is made possible by the NH Municipal Association.

The webinar has been archived as a YouTube video at this site: <>

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:30 pm
Howe Library
Hanover, NH
Seeking The Current - a documentary plus speakers. Seeking The Current - a documentary on a pre-Hydro-Québec journey down the Romaine River by filmmakers who examine the history and economics of hydropower in Québec and explore the renewable alternatives to new hydropower projects. Relevance to New Hampshire (and possibly Vermont) as the state considers the Northern Pass transmission project. SPEAKERS: Jonathan Peress of Conservation Law Foundation and Linda Brownson, Ph.D. officer of the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts, Vice-Chair of the NH State Conservation Committee , as well as on National Board in DC

Free and Open to the Public; Refreshments

Sponsors include League of Women Voters Upper Valley

Monday, April 28, 2014
7 pm
Whipple Hall
(brick building next to the Common)
New London, NH 03257
Candidate Forum -- New London. Candidates for New London town offices will present their positions, followed by Q & A from the audience. Moderated by League of Women Voters of the Kearsarge/Sunapee Area. Public is encouraged to attend.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
10 am
Woodcrest village
356 Main St.
New London, NH 03257
LWVKearsarge/Sunapee board meeting. All members welcome. Contact Sally Embley for agenda.
Saturday, May 3, 2014-Saturday, May 4, 2013
9 am Sat-noon Sun
Hampton Inn and Suites
900 Post Rd
Wells, ME 04090
Quad States Conference. Join League members from NH, VT, ME, RI, (and also Massachusetts & Connecticut for the first time)and also LWVUS president Elisabeth MacNamara for an exciting conference focusing on New England energy issues and how the League can advocate for improved energy policy. Guest speakers, workshops, and the company of other League members--doesn't get better than this! See details on our webpage
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
6:30-8:30 pm
Capitol Center for the Arts
Main St
Concord, NH
Coalition for Open Democracy Fundraising Event. Guest speaker Campaign Legal Center President Trevor Potter.

More details in pdf below. COD is the coaltion to which LWVNH belongs that is working on campaign finance reform in NH, a timely subject given the ad money already pouring in for NH's US Senate seat.

Trevor Potter is a lawyer, former commissioner (1991+1995) and chairman (1994) of the United States Federal Election Commission. He is the founder, President, and General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit organization which works in the areas of campaign finance and elections, political communication and government ethics.[1] His government experience also includes service as assistant general counsel of the United States Federal Communications Commission (1984-1985) and attorney with the United States Department of Justice (1982-1984).

He is also notable for appearing on the television program The Colbert Report, where he discussed political action committees, and the founding and progress of Colbert Super PAC. Potter explained to Colbert's audience the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision made by the United States Supreme Court that allowed the creation of "Super PACs", and was the lawyer behind the creation and functioning of Stephen Colbert's PAC, "Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow".

To order tickets and for more details, download the pdf

Thursday, May 8, 2014
4 Park St
Concord, NH 03301
LWVNH state board meeting. All League members are welcome.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
check with town clerk
town polling places town elections. For towns holding elections in May rather than March, this is election day. In person town meeting is also scheduled for this week in many towns. Confirm poll hours and town meeting date, place and time by calling your town offices or checking the town website.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
10 am
McKenna's Restaurant
Colonial Plaza
293 Newport Rd.
New London, NH 03257
Second Tuesdays. Have coffee and chat about issues with League of Women Voters Kearsarge/Sunapee Area members and friends.
Monday, May 19, 2014
11:30 am
Baker Library
509 South St.
Bow, NH 03304
LWV Greater Capital Area meeting. Program topic to be announced. Members and prospective members welcome. Bring a bag lunch; beverages will be provided.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014-Friday, June 13, 2014
Secretary of State's office
Concord, NH
Filing period for Sept. primary election. Democrat and Republican candidates for state and federal offices must file papers during this period to run in the Sept. 9 primary election.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Hopkinton Town Library
Hopkinton NH
Save the Date: LWVNH Council. Mark your calendars. We'll have guest panelists discussing women's prison and re-entry issues, plans for the new women's prison should be available to look at, possibly members of the legislature's election law study committee, a delicious lunch, great company with other League members--and a tiny bit of business.

More details to come as we work them out.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
11:30 am
Flying Goose Restaurant
Jct. 114 / 11
New London, NH 03257
LWVKearsarge/Sunapee Annual Meeting and Luncheon / Speaker. Lunch plus: Prof. Richard Hesse of the NH Humanities Council will tell us the fascinating story of former NH Governor and ambassador to Great Britain, John Gilbert Winant. A short business meeting will follow. $30.00 per person. Details on registration coming.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
local polling places Primary Election. Voting for party candidates for state and federal offices.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
local polling places General Election. Voting for state representatives and senators, Executive Councilors, governor, US Representatives and Senator.