The Cheshire County Candidates Forum was held from 2-4pm on October 16, 2012 in the Keene Public Library's Ruth Huntress Auditorium. Twenty-seven candidates were invited, nine attended. Candidates answered questions from the moderator and the audience. A strawpoll was conducted at the end of the forum.
Surprise winners include Libertarians John Babiarz for Governor, Hardy Macia for Congress, Ian Freeman for State Rep. Cheshire 16 and Darryl W. Perry for Register of Deeds.