Friday, August 24, 2012

Massachusetts: Bridgewater recall set for November 6

Though apparently (and surprisingly) it won't save any money, the Bridgewater recall is set for election day. Unsurprisingly  no thought was given to the recall when crafting election law.

there would need to be two separate ballots and two separate check-ins and check-outs. There wouldn’t be enough room for all the extra poll workers, so he’d have to relocate voting for districts 3 and 7 to a different part of the Bridgewater Middle School and the cost would actually be higher than holding two elections because of additional ballot machine programming, he said.
Adams said a town bylaw requires the polls to be open from noon to 8 p.m. for special elections such as the recall, while state law requires the polls to be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for elections such as the presidential election.

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