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Fosters: Rochester latest NH community to see effort to remove vote-counting machines

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City officials received a petition to place a warrant article intended to eliminate the use of vote-counting machines in elections and to return to hand counts. However, City Manager Blaine Cox said the petition has no basis in law for the city.

Cox said this is because Rochester does not use the town meeting form of government. It appears the proposal submitted in Rochester is similar to those submitted in some towns around the state, including Greenland, where the town’s voters overwhelmingly rejected the bid to eliminate voting machines.

“The request to insert by petition a warrant article does not pertain to Rochester’s city form of government,” Cox said.

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