Effort to clarify election postponements passes House
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Summer is approaching, but New Hampshire lawmakers are still thinking about snow.
The House gave final approval last week to a bill that would settle the thorny issue of who has the power to postpone town elections in the event of bad weather. The legislation was introduced after snowstorms caused problems for town meetings and elections in both March 2017 and last year. Some town moderators decided to postpone their elections, but the secretary of state said they did not have that power.