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, July 22, 2015
7 pm
2nd Floor Training Room
Lake Street Fire Station
Lake Street in Nashua
Exploring a League in Greater Nashua. Anyone from the Greater Nashua area is welcome at this kick-off meeting to explore having a League of Women Voters unit in Nashua. Tentative plans already underway for voter service activities leading up to municipal election in November.

Women and men are encouraged to find out more about League. No pressure to join; come explore the options. (Post meeting update: highly successful event. Steering committee is already planning some events. Stay tuned!)

Facebook page started just a few weeks ago indicates lots of interest. Check it out

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
6-8 pm (Note: this is a time change)
Welcoming Light Conference Room
Harbor Homes
45 High St
Nashua, NH 03060
Women Equality Day celebration. Join us Wednesday, August 26, 2015 for Women's Equality Day, the anniversary of the date in 1920 when the 19th Amendment officially became part of the U.S. Constitution, and women gained full voting rights!

We'll have speakers, and coffee and cake...

Presentations on NH's own suffragist, Marilla Ricker, and on the NH Women's Heritage Trail.

Organized by the newly formed LWVNH Greater Nashua Area unit.

See the group's Facebook page for more information and to RSVP.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
check with city clerk
Nashua polling places Nashua mayoral primary election.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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.

(Note: no August meeting)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
noon-1:30
St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Ordway Hall
21 Centre Street
Concord, NH 03301
NH Fiscal Policy Institute program on business tax cuts. (This is not a League program, but League members tracking the progress of the NH budget may be interested in this conference)

Kansas Tax Cuts: Lessons for New Hampshire

As New Hampshire policymakers continue to debate business tax cuts, much can be learned from the experiences of other states.

The first full year of tax cuts in Kansas resulted in greater revenue loss than the three years of the Great Recession combined, a revenue shortfall that is jeopardizing funding for education, roads and bridges, and other components essential to a strong economy. These tax cuts failed to produce promised economic growth and Kansas's job growth rate continues to trail that of the region.

The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute will host "Kansas Tax Cuts: Lessons for New Hampshire" on Wednesday, September 9 to help policymakers develop a deeper understanding of what is at stake here in the Granite State.

Presenters: Duane Goossen was a seven-term member of the Kansas House of Representatives and a Kansas state budget director for 12 years under three governors, from 1998 to 2010. Duane is currently a senior fellow at the Kansas Center for Economic Growth, where he writes and speaks on the Kansas budget and state finances.

Annie McKay is executive director of the Kansas Center for Economic Growth, where she guides the organization's analysis and research in support of balanced state policies that ensure all Kansans prosper. Annie previously served as research analyst for the University of Kansas's Institute for Educational Research and Public Service.

This presentation will outline the wide-reaching impact tax cuts are having on Kansas's ability to attract and grow businesses and to provide essential services as well as underscore the challenges facing the state in the years ahead. It will demonstrate the failure of tax cuts to deliver promised economic gains and provide guidance to help New Hampshire enact sound policy that supports a strong economy and shared prosperity for all Granite Staters.

Light lunch will be provided.

Register: Space is limited. To reserve your seat, please RSVP by 5 pm Friday, September 4 to events@nhfpi.org.

If you have questions about the event or if you prefer to RSVP by phone, contact Kathrine Mansfield at 603-856-8963.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
6 am-7 pm
Manchester polling places Manchester municipal primary election. Absentee ballot applications available: click here
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
7 pm
Lake St Fire Dept
Community Rm
Nashua, NH
LWVNH Greater Nashua Area Unit Meeting. "NH Voting Rights, Responsibilities, Challenges and How Tos" is the topic for this meeting of League members and potential members in the Greater Nashua Area. Guest speaker will be Joan Flood Ashwell, LWVNH Election Law Expert. More details on the unit's Facebook page.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
check with town clerks
Middleton & Milton
polling places
Special election Strafford Dist. 1. This is the primary to fill the state representative seat. Candidates are: Robert Graham & Frank Emiro (Republicans) and Larry Brown (Democrat). Winners in each party will go on to the general election on Nov. 10.
Friday, September 25, 2015
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, October 6, 2015
check with city clerk
Franklin polling places Franklin municipal election. Franklin's city council & school board election.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
check with city clerk
Keene polling places Keene municipal primary election.
Friday, October 23, 2015
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, November 3, 2015
check with city clerks
city polling places City elections (city council, aldermen, mayor, etc.). Most of NH's major cities hold their municipal elections on this date. Check with your city's clerk to be sure. Some cities also have primaries in September or October. The following cities have municipal elections in November: Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Dover, Keene, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua, Rochester, Somersworth, Portsmouth.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
check with town clerks
Middleton & Milton
polling places
Special election Strafford Dist. 1. Winners of the Sept. 22 primary will be on the ballot to fill the state representative seat.
Friday, November 20, 2015
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, September 13, 2016
 
local polling places Primary election for state and federal officials. (Note that the Presidential primary election date has not yet been set; likely to be in February 2016)
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
 
local polling places Election for state and federal officials.