Monday, June 22, 2009

Special election date set

A date has been set for the special election for the Merrimack County District 11 seat being vacated by Democrat Rep. Tara Reardon [Wards 4, 8, 9, and 10 in Concord].
According to the Secretary of State's Web site [Concord 11], Dems and GOP candidates can file only on Aug. 17 or Aug. 18, at the Concord City Clerk's office. Candidates can file with the SOS from Aug. 17 until Aug. 24. Third party and independent candidates can file a declaration of intent during that same time period. One hundred and fifty certified nomination signatures must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 29. If there is no primary election, nomination papers must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 25. If needed, the primary will be held on Sept. 29, with a final election on Nov. 3, the same date the Concord residents vote for city council and school board candidates.

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