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Wed November 9, 2011
Voters Weigh in on Ballot Questions Across the State
Voters didn’t just vote for mayors and alderman yesterday.
Several ballot initiatives were also passed around the state.
Two similar measures in Manchester and Dover sought to change how the tax cap is calculated in those cities, and give slightly more freedom to elected officials to raise funds.
The measure passed in Manchester but was defeated in Dover.
Meanwhile in Concord, voters passed two charter amendments.
The first gives control of the school board, which had been in the hands of the legislature, back to the municipality.
And the second changes how school board members are elected. Six of the nine members will now come from wards instead of being elected at large.
The Union Leader reports that 50 percent of voters in Antrim New Hampshire turned out to defeat two items that would have limited wind-energy development in that town.