No Snow Day at the Polls; NH Voters Brave the Storm
Town elections took place all across the state Tuesday, showing just how resilient New Hampshire voters are.
A nor'easter dumped over a foot of snow in some areas of the Granite State, making it challenging for voters to get to the polls.
Despite the winter weather advisory, many residents were compelled to do their civic duty.
Thomas Petsy, Pembroke's Town Moderator, made it clear that rescheduling is easier said than done.
"It's more than just postponing," he said. "There are certain issues, like bonds and notes that are time sensitive."
Morale remained high as voters dragged into Pembroke's Three River's School to cast their ballots.
Kathy Cruson, a worker at the polls this year talked with NH1 about voter turnout.
"It should be light, but we had a big push at the beginning around 11 when we opened," Cruson said.
Peter Mehegan, a teacher at Pembroke Academy said he had no other choice but to brave the storm and vote against SB2.
"Voting means I get the chance to do something and feel like I did something," he said.
Many of those walking into the polls spoke out against SB2, saying it could ruin relationships between those in neighboring towns.
Debate on whether elections should be postponed in inclement weather has risen the past two years.