RELEASE: Senator Woodburn Pleased With Compromise to Ratify Results from Postponed Town Elections

CONCORD – Today, the NH Senate passed an amendment to HB 329 that would ratify election results for towns and school districts that rescheduled their elections due to a weather emergency on March 14, 2017. After the vote, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) and sponsor of the original ratification legislation, released the following comments:

“I am pleased that the Senate passed legislation today to ensure that our towns and local officials, who acted in good faith and in the best interests of their towns’ citizens, can move forward with the business of running their towns without being trapped in a state of legal limbo.”

“While the legislation we passed today isn’t perfect and unnecessarily editorializes on legal advice our towns relied on, this legislation maintains the spirit of my original bill that will allow us to ratify election results. I thank my Republican colleagues who came a long way in the last week to recognize the need for us to act as soon as possible.”

“I urge the House to move quickly to agree to this common sense compromise and get it to the Governor’s desk as soon as possible so that our local governments can get back to the business of serving the people of their towns.”