Flag Day in Sandwich

The Carroll County Democratic Committee will be hosting its second annual Flag Day Picnic at the home of Dick Stuart in Sandwich on Sunday, June 12.

The picnic starts at 1 p.m.

All local New Hampshire House and county candidates have been invited, and gubernatorial candidates Mark Connolly, Steve Marchand and Colin Van Ostern are expected, as well as congressional candidates Shawn O’Connor and Carol Shea-Porter.

“Last year’s event was a great success with presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee, now gubernatorial candidate Colin Van Ostern and congressional candidates Shawn O’Connor and Carol Shea-Porter attending,” said County Democratic Chair Erik Corbett.

“We even had a Republican tracker try to sneak in to film and twist our candidates words, so we must be doing something right,” he continued.

“We are looking forward to hearing how they will lead New Hampshire and America forward from our legislative and gubernatorial candidates this year. With the GOP openly rallying around a xenophobic bigot, we have an incredible opportunity to achieve lasting progress for Carroll County, New Hampshire and the United States.”

The Flag Day Picnic will be held at 677 Squam Lake Road.

The Carroll County Democrats will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages, and guests are encouraged to bring a salad or dessert if they choose.

A $25 contribution is suggested but not required.

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2016 Elections Heating Up

We’ve had both Democratic candidates for Governor at our last 2 monthly meetings and will see more of them over the Summer.  Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday April 19th at 6pm at the Sunny Villa restaurant on Rt 16 in Ossipee.  The NH Democratic Party Platform Committee will be in attendance to discuss the party platform and listen to input from you about what should be part of the 2016 NH Democratic Platform.

We are also very excited to have a few new faces expressing an interest in running for office in the Fall.  If anyone is interested in exploring a run please contact Erik Corbett at erik.corbett79@gmail.com or 978-771-2675.  We have 15 NH House seats to find candidates to vie for, a NH Senate seat, 2 County Commissioner seats and various other County offices.  Typically Democrats do well in Presidential Election years and with the strong Democratic ticket and lackluster Republican candidates this will be a very exciting election season.

Finally, save the date of Sunday June 12th for our 2nd Annual Flag Day Picnic at Dick Stuarts house on the shores of Squam Lake in Sandwich.  Last Summers event was a great success with a Presidential candidate, a gubernatorial candidate, both Congressional candidates and countless local candidates all in attendance.  We’ll have more information about day as it gets closer.

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2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Elections

2016 Democratic National Convention

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, July 25th-28th, 2016.

Any registered New Hampshire Democrat (or person under the age of 18 who will be 18 on or before Nov. 8th, 2016) can register to run to be a Delegate for your Presidential candidate.

A total of 32 Delegates and 2 At-Large Alternate Delegates will be going to the national convention from New Hampshire. The entire NHDP Delegate Selection Plan is available HERE.

Press Kit

There are different levels at which you can run:

16 District-Level Delegates

The District-Level Delegates will be elected at a caucus of your candidate and his/her supporters on January 30th, 2016 in each of New Hampshire’s Congressional Districts. A total of 8 will be elected from each Congressional District, split evenly between men and women (4 men & 4 women from each District).

District-Level Delegate Filing Period: January 18th, – January 22nd, 2016

3 Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official (PLEO) Delegates

The second level is “Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official Delegate”, these typically include elected officials and Party leaders. We will elect 3 of this category on April 16th, 2016, they will be elected by the 16 District-Level Delegates who were elected on January 30th.

PLEO Delegate Filing Period: April 4th – April 8th, 2016

5 At-Large Delegates

The third level is At-Large Delegate. We will elect 5 of this category on April 16th, 2016, they will be elected by the 16 District-Level Delegates who were elected on January 30th.

At-Large Delegate Filing Period: April 4th – April 8th, 2016

2 At-Large Alternate Delegates

The last level is At-Large Alternates, we will elect 2 At-Large Alternates on April 16th, 2016, they will be elected by the 16 District-Level Delegates who were elected on January 30th.

At-Large Alternate Delegate Filing Period: April 4th – April 8th, 2016

Per DNC rules the entire delegation must be split evenly between men and women.

The NHDP and the candidate’s also must ensure that the delegation is diverse in its representation of historically underrepresented groups (LGBT, Youth, Hispanic/Latino, African American, Disabled, Native American, AAPI).

NHDP Delegation as of 9/13/15:

Automatic Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Official Delegates

  • NHDP Chairman Raymond Buckley
  • NHDP Vice Chair Martha Fuller Clark
  • DNC Committeewoman Kathy Sullivan
  • DNC Committeeman William Shaheen
  • DNC Member At-Large Joanne Dowdell
  • Governor Maggie Hassan
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen
  • Congresswoman Annie Kuster

16 District-Level Delegates (Elected 1/30/16)

3 PLEO Delegates (Elected 4/16/16)

5 At-Large Delegates (Elected 4/16/16)

2 At-Large Alternate Delegates (Elected 4/16/16)

For more information on the Delegate Selection process please email Sean Doyle at sdoyle@nhdp.org

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2016 Due Dates and Deadlines: The State Election Calendar

Due Dates and Deadlines: The State Election Calendar

The New Hampshire Secretary of State is responsible for annually setting key dates for elections. Besides the “First in the Nation” primary date, the New Hampshire Secretary of State is responsible for setting the dates for all state elections. This includes town, county, and state elections. The Secretary of State also enforces election law and interprets rules regarding elections.

Important dates are listed below in chronological order. The mysterious RSA code at the end of the date is the state law that must be met for the event/action. You can find more detailed information on the NH Secretary of State home page at http://sos.nh.gov.

January 8
Supervisors should post checklist for general election showing party registration at town or city clerk’s office or at town or city hall; checklist must show place and time for session for correction of the checklist. RSA 654:33

January 12Feb 9th
Last day to publish notice in newspaper with general circulation in town of January 19 session for correction of the checklist for town election. RSA 654:27; 669:5
Last day for supervisors to post copy of checklist for primary election in the town or city clerk’s office or at town or city hall; notice of day, place, hour of upcoming checklist session must be posted with checklist. RSA 654:26, 27

January 19
Supervisors must hold session for correction of checklist from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and for extended hours at the discretion of the supervisors for town election. Change in party registrations may be accepted. RSA 669:5.

January 20-January 29*
Filing period for town offices in towns using non-partisan ballot system. Any candidate filing on last day must file in person. Clerks must be available between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00  p.m. on last day of filing period. RSA 669:19; 652:20
Declarations of candidacy. All candidates filing on the last day must file in person. RSA 669:19

January 29
Last day for party caucus to nominate candidates for town office in towns using partisan system. RSA 669:39

January 29
Session for correction of checklist to be held as a minimum requirement between 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. and at the discretion of the supervisors for extended hours. RSA 654:27, 28.

January 29
Last day for town clerk/supervisors to accept voter registration applications. No additions or corrections shall be made to the checklist after this session, until election day, except as provided in RSA 659:12. RSA 654:8, II. No change of party applications shall be accepted. RSA 654:32 Reports of transfer, reports of death, removal of names allowed. RSA 654:36, 37, 44.

February 2
Last day for 2 percent of voters of a town to petition selectmen to place referendum on ballot to increase or decrease membership of board of selectmen. RSA 41:8-b, 8-d
Last day for 25 or more voters or 2% of the voters, whichever is less, in the town to apply to selectmen to include a warrant article. RSA 39:3
Last day for Secretary of State to deliver Presidential Primary ballots to clerks. Ballots shall be inspected by town or city clerk in the presence of at least one other legal voter and resealed for use on election day. RSA 656:29.

February 5
Last day for supervisors to post final corrected checklist for Presidential Primaryand certification of checklist. RSA 654:28,29.

February 8
City or town clerk must be available to accept any completed Presidential Primary absentee ballots filed in person, or returned by a family member at least between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. RSA 652:20, 657:17

February 9: State Presidential Primary Election Day

Last day for supervisors to post town election checklist at town clerk’s office or at town hall; notice of day, hour and place of upcoming checklist sessions must be posted with checklist. RSA 654:26, 27, 669:5. Voters may register at the polls on election day. RSA 653:9; 654:7-a, 7-b

February 12
Last day for any candidate who received at least 9 percent of the votes cast in a party’s primary to apply to Secretary of State for recount. RSA 660:7.

February 16
Last day for any candidate who requested a recount to withdraw the request. RSA 660:7, II. (Monday is the deadline, but it is a state holiday – President’s Day)

February 19*
Last day to publish notice of February 27 session for correction of checklist for town election. RSA 654:27, 669:5.

February 22*
Last day for selectmen to post warrant at all polling places and at town clerks office and at town hall; warrant shall prescribe place, day, hour of election, the time polls are to open and the time before which polls may not close; warrant shall specify which items will be voted on by ballot. RSA 39:5, 669:2.

February 27*
Session of supervisors for correction of checklist as a minimum requirement between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and at the discretion of the supervisors for extended hours. RSA 654:27, 28; 669:5.
Last day for town clerk/supervisors to accept voter registration applications. No additions or corrections shall be made to the checklist after this session, until election day, except as provided in RSA 659:12. RSA 654:8, II. Reports of transfer; reports of death; removal of names. RSA 654:36, 37, 44

March 4
Last day for supervisors to post final, corrected checklist for town election, on or before midnight. RSA 654:28. Certification of checklist; 2 copies filed with town clerk. RSA 654:28, 29.

March 7 5:00 p.m.
Town clerk must be available to accept any completed absentee ballots filed in person at least between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. RSA 652:20; 669:29; 657:17; 657:24.

March 8
Town Election Day. Voters may register at the polls on election day. RSA 39:1, 669:1, 654:7-a, 7-b. Any person has the right to observe in-person voter registration. They may not be positioned within 5 feet of the voter registration table. The ballot clerk must publicly announce name and address of person registering. RSA 654:7-c. No person not authorized by law may stand or sit within 6 feet of the ballot clerk for purposes of observing the check-in of voters without the express permission of the moderator. RSA 659:13-a; 666:4,5

March 8th, 5:00 p.m.
Deadline for town clerk to accept any completed absentee ballots delivered by mail. RSA 657:22; 669:29

March 11*
Last day for any person for whom a vote was cast to apply to town clerk for a recount. Clerk must be available at least between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. RSA 669:30; 652:20

March 15*
Last day for 10 voters of a town to petition clerk to recount ballots on any questionprinted on official ballot. Clerk must be available at least between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. RSA 40:4-c; 652:20.

*These dates do not apply to towns or school districts which are governed by RSA 40:13 (SB2)

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December General Meeting

Join NH Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley as he explains how to be elected as a NH Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next Summer. We’ll also have representatives of the 3 remaining Presidential campaigns on hand with information about their candidates and how you can be involved in the 2016 Primary. The December meeting will be held on 12/3 at Runnells Hall in Chocurua Village at 6PM. More information is available at www.facebook.com/events/1084372871582017/

Meetings

2015 Grover Cleveland Dinner a Success!

Daily Sun Hillary

We had a tremendous turnout for the 2015 Grover Cleveland Dinner at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel in Bartlett NH.  Well over 275 Democrats from across Carroll County and the country came to hear Hillary Clinton lay out her vision for the future of the United States.  We’d like to thank the Clinton campaign and the hotel staff for helping put together an amazing evening for all in attendance as well as Colin Van Ostern, Mike Cryans, Shawn O’Connor, Carol Shea-Porter,  NH State Senator Jeff Woodburn and Bill Shaheen for attending and delivering inspiring words for local activists.

We’d also like to congratulate Bonnie and Gary Chehames of Tuftonboro for winning the 2015 Dorothy Solomon Award for providing hard work and leadership in building and maintaining an active Carroll County Democratic organization.  Additionally, we presented two Wellstone Awards for individuals who promoted the ideals of justice and progressive policies for the people of Carroll County and the state of New Hampshire.  The 2015 Wellstone Awards went to Representatice Susan Ticehurst of Tamworth and Dick Pollock of North Conway.

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Grover Cleveland Dinner

HillaryThe 2015 Grover Cleveland Dinner with Hillary Clinton is sold out!  At this point we’ve reached the capacity of the largest ballroom in the Mt Washington Valley. If you’d still like to hear Secretary Clinton speak she will be holding at Town Hall meeting at the White Mountains Community College in Berlin NH on Thursday October 29th, http://www.berlindailysun.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55562:hillary-holding-town-meeting-at-wmcc&catid=103:local-news&Itemid=442

Events

Farmers Harvest Dinner in Albany

The Mount Chocorua Area Democrats held their first annual Farmers Harvest Dinner at the Wold Fellowship Center in Albany on October 18th. Appetizers were provided by Tanna Farm, NH Mushroom Company, White Gates Farm, Steele Farm, Mt. Vida Gardens, Red Gables Farm, The Farm by the River, Nobel Heart Farm and Behr Farm.

Farmers

The farmers and diners were joined by NH State Representatives Susan Ticehurst of Tamworth and Ed Butler of Hart’s Location, NH State Senator David Pierce, candidate for NH Senate John R. White of Wolfeboro, candidate for NH Executive Council Mike Cryans, candidate for the US House of Representatives Shawn O’Connor and Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee.  Harvest

 

 

Events, past events

Hillary Clinton to deliver Keynote Address at Grover Cleveland Dinner

The Democratic Committee for Carroll County, New Hampshire invites you to meet our Democratic candidates for office, local activists, and friends, at our Annual Grover Cleveland Dinner:

Wednesday October 28th, 2015 at 6PM.

Dinner and Awards at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel 104 Grand Summit Rd Bartlett NH 03812

Keynote Speaker: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Special Guest: President Grover Cleveland via his Grandson, George Cleveland.

Speakers & invited guests: Governor Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congressional Candidates Carol Shea-Porter and Shawn O’Connor, Executive Council Candidate Mike Cryans, and all Democratic County, NH Senate and NH House candidates. Tickets are now sold out. In order to make your way through airport-style security those attending the private reception should plan on arriving at 5PM.

This year we will be hosting a private reception prior to the Cleveland Dinner with Secretary Clinton at 5:30. This reception is only open to those contributing at the Defender($50), Champion($100) or Hero($200) levels. In order to make your way through airport-style security those attending the private reception should plan on arriving at 5PM.

Events

Hillary Clinton Fall Kickoff Campaign Event in Tuftonboro, Sept 17

Hillary Clinton Fall Kickoff Campaign Event For the NH Boroughs and Neighbors
When: September 17, 2015, at 7:00 PM Where: Tuftonboro Town House 247 Middle Road (Rte. 109a) Tuftonboro, NH
What: We will gather supporters of Hillary Clinton, those who are not sure, and those who want to hear what we have to say.

Please RSVP: Chehames@gmail.com

Events