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Non-partisan election will stay, for now

July 16, 2014

COVENTRY— The November election will continue as a nonpartisan election as decided upon at the Coventry Town Council meeting Monday evening. The vote was 2-1 with council member Karen Carlson who voted not to put candidate’s affiliation on the ballot whereas Council President Gary Cote and Council Vice President Kerry McGee voted to change it back to a partisan election, listing the candidate’s party association. The town charter states there must be three votes to approve or deny a motion during a council meeting and since member Gregory Laboissonniere was not in attendance due to a recent surgery, the motion did not carry.

The same day as the state primary, a nonpartisan primary election will be held and all of the candidates running for their desired seat regardless of their party affiliation, the top two vote getters from that race will move onto a run-off election which is held the same day as the general election.

For the full story, pick up a copy of The Kent County Daily Times

 

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