Series of Dover candidate forums begin on Monday; preregistration required

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DOVER - Dover Listens, in conjunction with the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce, will host Candidate Forums for the Dover City Council and Dover School Board on Monday, next Wednesday and Oct. 25.

The forums will be held in Room 306 at the McConnell Center (room will cap at 50 attendees) and will start at 6:30 p.m. The forums will also be livestreamed via Zoom and will be broadcasted on Channel 22. The City of Dover Municipal Election will be held on Nov. 2.

Forum dates:

Monday, October 18: Dover City Council at-large and all wards

Wednesday, October 20: Dover School Board at-large and wards 1, 2 and 3

Monday, October 25: Dover School Board wards 4, 5 and 6

The forums are free to attend but preregistration is required. To register to attend any or all of the three forums in person, visit the Dover Chamber's community calendar at and click on the date(s) that you wish to register for. To participate virtually, the Zoom link for all three forums is

"Local elections impact our lives every day," said Michele Holt-Shannon, Director and Co-founder of NH Listens. "Hosting a chance for voters to meet, learn about, and ask questions of local candidates is a simple but vital way for us to support authentic community engagement."

At the Nov. 2 election, voters from all wards will elect the Mayor, two at-large City Councilors, and one at-large School Board member. In addition, voters in each of the six Dover wards will elect a City Councilor and School Board member and election officers, including a Supervisor of the Checklist, Moderator, three Selectpersons, and a Ward Clerk. All elected positions are two-year terms. Voters will also have the opportunity to vote on 20 proposed amendments to the City of Dover's Charter.

For more information on the Nov. 2 Municipal Election, including polling locations, visit

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