NH News
3:29 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Town Meeting Underway Across N.H.

Voters head to the polls at Londonderry High School.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

It’s Town Meeting day, which means voters across the Granite State are heading to the polls to weigh in on budgets, capital projects, and local elections.

In Londonderry, about 800 voters had turned out by early afternoon, which Deputy Tax Collector and Town Clerk Kathleen Donnelly says is about average for Town Meeting.

“The poll workers and the people who are here to vote seem to be in good spirits. Everybody works well together, everybody enjoys Town Meeting Day.”

Several towns are considering major spending proposals on school construction.

In Newmarket, voters will decide whether to spend $45 million to build a new combined junior and senior high school.

And in Salem, voters are being asked to approve $75 million to renovate the high school and career and technical education center.

In northern New Hampshire, voters are casting ballots in a special election, selecting a new District 1 Executive Councilor to replace Ray Burton.

The seat became vacant when Burton died late last year.