To The Daily Sun,
I have had several residents inquire as to the process of electing and or appointing the Selectboard members for the town elections. There seems to be confusion given the unusual circumstances of having two resignations after the town ballot had been assembled.
The town elections are Tuesday, March, 10 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Community Center. At the town elections voting will take place for the two seats currently held by Carla Horne and Peter Brothers. Voters will fill those two seats only.
Pursuant to RSA 669:63, the two vacancies created by recent resignations will be filled by appointment by the remaining Selectboard members. There is no provision to include these seats on the ballot, as the resignations occurred after the ballot was assembled, and candidates signed up for offices. The current Selectboard has chosen to defer the filling of these vacancies until after the election. At that time the board will decide how it wants to fill the two remaining vacancies.
I hope this clarifies what the procedure will be.
Carla Horne, Chair
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