Senate Approves Plan To Ratify Snow-Delayed Elections

Apr 7, 2017

  The New Hampshire Senate has approved a bill to ratify the results of town elections that were postponed due to the March 14 snowstorm.

Nearly 80 towns rescheduled their elections due to the powerful nor'easter that brought blizzard-like conditions and more than a foot snow to much of the state.

The Senate on Thursday passed an amendment that will allow towns who moved their elections to ratify the results after a public hearing and vote of the governing body.

Sen. Jeff Woodburn, a Democrat who sponsored the original legislation, said the amendment wasn't perfect, but he's pleased that the Senate recognized the need to act quickly. He urged the House to agree to what he called a common sense compromise.