TOWNS, CITIES, VILLAGE DISTRICTS, AND UNINCORPORATED PLACES
GOVERNMENT OF TOWN MEETING
Conduct of Voting
40:4-a Secret Ballot.
I. (a) At any meeting of a town with a population of more than 500, 5 voters who are present may make a request in writing prior to a vote by voice vote or division vote that the vote be taken by secret written ballot. Upon receiving such a request, the moderator shall conduct the vote by secret "yes-no" ballot.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on the request of 5 voters who are present, the moderator shall conduct a recount on any vote taken by secret written ballot under subparagraph (a). The recount shall take place immediately following public announcement of the vote taken providing that the vote margin is not more than 10 percent of the total vote cast. There shall be no fee required for a recount under this section.
II. At any meeting of a town of a population 500 or less, 3 voters who are present may request secret balloting or recounting as provided in paragraph I.
Source. 1971, 524:1. 1994, 71:1, eff. July 5, 1994. 2006, 117:1, eff. July 9, 2006.