SB2 Official Ballot Referenda
On March 17, voters at the business portion of Town Meeting will be presented with the following article for consideration.:
Article 3. “Shall we adopt the provisions of RSA 40:13 (known as SB 2) to allow official ballot voting on all issues before the Town on the second Tuesday of March.” (3/5 majority ballot vote required)
SB2 (Official Ballot Referenda) is a form of town meeting that has two sessions. The first session is the Deliberative Session and the second session is Town Election Day.
At the Deliberative Session, voters will consider the annual budget and warrant articles proposed by the Selectmen, or submitted by voter petition. There will be opportunities for explanation and discussion of the articles. Articles may be amended at the Deliberative Session. For example, the dollar amount of an article can be amended. Proposed zoning changes may not be amended at this session.
The conclusion of each article will result in voting to either:
1) Add the article to the ballot for voting on Town Election Day in its original form, or
2) Add the article to the ballot for voting as amended at the deliberative session.
Town Election Day (2nd Tuesday in March)
On Town Election Day, voters will mark "yes" or "no" on each warrant article in the voting booth with the final outcome of each article being decided.