Has COVID-19 Forever Changed Town Meetings in New Hampshire?

Government Technology: Virtual hearings, drive-through voting, default budgets — that's how many New Hampshire communities got through town meeting season in 2020, the year of the pandemic.

They're about to do it all over again. And some worry that the traditional New Hampshire town meeting could become another casualty of COVID-19, as Granite Staters become accustomed to new ways of taking care of business. Many communities are voting for local officials and zoning amendments on Tuesday. Residents who are concerned about exposure to COVID-19 can vote absentee, but the rest will cast their ballots in person.

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