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« on: January 28, 2011, 06:27:36 PM »

The final list of candidates as of 5PM this afternoon
Listed in order that they will appear on the ballot

Town Council - Three Year Term - Two Positions
Nowicki Deborah Shimkonis
Freda "Tom"
Green "Joe"

Budget Committee - Three Year Term - Three Positions
Melcher Chris
Dalton "Tom"
Lekas "Dan"

Trustees of Leach Library - Three Year Term - Two Positions
Velliquette John
Bringhurst William
Goodman Karen D.

Trustees of Trust Funds - Three Year Term - One Position
Velliquette John
Moskowitz Donald A.
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 08:25:15 PM »

Hah It seems to me that I am always last on the ballott...................conspiracy?  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2011, 09:30:13 AM »

I was under the impression that names were listed alphabetically.
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2011, 09:35:46 AM »

I believe they choose a random letter then it's alphabetical after that.
so if they picked R it would be alphabetical R to Z then A to Q.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 09:57:52 AM »

I was under the impression that names were listed alphabetically.

They used to pick a random letter, but the changed the law again effective July 20, 2010. The new law is RSA 656:5-a. I heard that the random letter change was first adopted because some people would bullet vote from top to bottom.

CHAPTER 656
PREPARATION OF VOTING MATERIALS
State General Election
Section 656:5-a

    656:5-a Order of Candidate Names on Ballots. –
    I. Whenever there are 2 or more candidates for the same office whose names will appear together within the same column or list on a ballot, the position of such names shall be determined according to this section.

    II. Immediately following the close of the period during which a person may accept the nomination of a party committee pursuant to RSA 655:32, the secretary of state or designee shall conduct a public random selection of a whole number from one to the total number of candidates for each possible list length where a group of candidates for the same office may appear in the same list in state or local elections during the next 2 years. For example, for a possible list of 3 candidates, the number one, 2, or 3 shall be randomly selected. The seed number for each possible list length shall remain in effect for the 2 years until the next random selection of seed numbers.

    III. To determine the order of names on each ballot, the candidates for each office in the same list shall be temporarily listed alphabetically by surnames and the positions in such list shall be temporarily numbered in ascending order. The candidate whose position in the initial temporary list equals the seed number selected under paragraph II for the appropriate list length shall appear first on the ballot. The order of candidates after the candidate in the first position shall follow alphabetically by surname with "a'' following "z.''
Source. 2010, 330:3, eff. July 20, 2010.
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