SPECIAL NOTES FOR PUBLIC HEARING (July 23, 2019) AND SPECIAL TOWN MEETING (July 20, 2019):
- Campaigning Rules for Public Hearing (July 23, 2019) and Special Town Meeting (July 30, 2019), per RSA 659:43.
There will be a designated “Campaign Area” next to the flag pole, identified with markers, during both the Public Hearing and the Special Town Meeting.
All signs and material expressing the opinions relative to the Public Hearing and the Special Town Meeting must be kept in this designated Campaign Area. Vehicles with signage must be kept in this area or across the street. No clothing expressing campaign pictures or wording will be permitted inside the building.
Prohibition against distribution, posting or wearing campaign material within the Municipal Building, and within a 10 foot corridor where the election is being held will apply to the Public Hearing and to the Special Town Meeting.
- Bring proper identification (picture ID card) — applies to Dalton registered voters.
- There will be no registering to vote at these meetings.
- No other town business will be allowed.
- All persons speaking must address the Emergency Temporary Zoning topic only.
- It is suggested that participants bring water to drink.
659:43 Distributing Campaign Materials at Polling Place. –
I. No person shall distribute, wear, or post at a polling place any campaign material in the form of a poster, card, handbill, placard, picture, pin, sticker, circular, or article of clothing which is intended to influence the action of the voter within the building where the election is being held.
II. No person who is a candidate for office or who is representing or working for a candidate shall distribute any campaign materials or perform any electioneering activities or any activity which affects the safety, welfare and rights of voters within a corridor 10 feet wide and extending a distance from the entrance door of the building as determined by the moderator where the election is being held.
III. Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a violation.
IV. (a) Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000.