A third chance: Lawmakers once again have the opportunity to safeguard voters during severe weather
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Among the most indelible legislative failures of the past few years has been the inability to protect voters and elections workers from unsafe weather conditions. Incoming lawmakers have said it was one of the most frequent complaints they heard during their campaigns.
For good reason. You may recall that in 2017, a nor’easter struck the Granite State the day of town and school district voting. Although New Hampshire has been holding its local elections the second Tuesday in March for centuries, somehow state officials haven’t, in all that time, solved the potential conflict. Or perhaps they have, but current officials refuse to accept it.