For Immediate Release
November 2, 2010
Richard Head, Associate Attorney General
Attorney General Michael Delaney announced that he obtained an Order from the Coos County Superior Court to extend the hours of the Town of Pittsburg's polling place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Earlier today, there was a shooting in Pittsburg, New Hampshire. The shooting resulted in the Pittsburg school being locked down. The Pittsburg school is being used as the Town polling location for the elections being held today for state and federal offices. As a result, the polls were also closed for a number of hours today, resulting in voters being turned away from the polling place. The Attorney General, in consultation with the Town of Pittsburg's Moderator and the Secretary of State, concluded that extending the hours will help minimize the effect on voters who intend to vote, but were turned away due to the unexpected closure of the polls.
The Attorney General and the Secretary of State have also been working together with Town officials to ensure the voting process operates smoothly, notwithstanding the circumstances.
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