Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Massachusetts: Bridgewater recall leads to debate on date

Brian McNiff, a spokesperson for the Secretary of State’s office, said the two elections may not be combined on the same ballot.
But he said no state law prohibits the elections from being held on the same day using separate ballots. Adams said not only would there need to be separate ballots and separate check-ins, but the hours are different for the two elections.  
By town bylaw, the polls must be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. for special elections, such as the recall, Adams said. But by state law, the polls must be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for state elections, such as the Presidential election, Adams said.

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