Town Meeting: Several NH meetings and elections postponed

Staff Report

Published: 03-13-2023 7:49 PM

WEST LEBANON — Several Upper Valley towns have postponed Town Meeting voting due to an expected winter storm.

Charlestown postponed its Town Meeting voting until Tuesday, March 28, according to a Monday email to residents. Voting had previously been scheduled to take place on Tuesday. The time and place remain the same. Voting is scheduled for 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Charlestown Senior Center, 223 Old Springfield Road.

Lyme has postponed its floor meeting to Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m., according to Town Clerk Patty Jenks. It had previously been scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 14. Lyme’s ballot voting — which was scheduled to take place Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. — has been postponed to Tuesday, March 28. The polls will be open the same time. The floor meeting and balloting will both take place at the Lyme School gym.

Grantham has postponed its Town Meeting from Tuesday to March 28 at the Grantham Town Building, 300 Route 10 South, according to its website. The polls will open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. for the election of town officers. The business portion of the meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.

New London has postponed ballot voting from Tuesday to March 28, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Whipple Hall, 25 Seamans Road. The business portion of the Town Meeting will be held as scheduled on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Kearsarge Learning Campus Gymnasium.

Springfield, N.H., also has postponed elections until March 28 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Meeting House on Four Corners Road. The Town Meeting will remain as scheduled for Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Meeting House.

The New Hampshire Secretary of State’s Office is maintaining a list of towns that have postponed Town Meeting voting, in accordance with RSA 669:1 V, which allows communities to do so when the National Weather Service issues a weather event warning applicable to a town on a date when an election is scheduled. The list is online at: sos.nh.gov/.

The storm, which was predicted to begin Monday evening and run through Wednesday afternoon, is expected to bring 40-mile-per-hour winds and as much as 18 inches of snow to Sullivan County and as much as a foot to Grafton County, according to the National Weather Service.

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