New Hampshire: Lawmakers eye protection for towns that postponed elections | Associated Press

A New Hampshire Senate committee passed the buck Tuesday on whether to ratify the results of town elections postponed by last week’s snowstorm, sidestepping thorny questions about who controls the election calendar and whether the delays helped or hurt turnout. Nearly 80 towns rescheduled their March 14 elections due to the powerful nor’easter that brought blizzard-like conditions and more than a foot snow to much of the state. Though state law requires towns to hold annual elections on the second Tuesday in March, many relied on another law allowing town moderators to move the “voting day of a meeting” in the event of a weather emergency.

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