Governor Maggie Hassan today called a special election to fill the Executive Council District 1 seat left vacant by the passing of Councilor Ray Burton. The primary election will be held on January 21 with a general election to follow, if necessary, on March 11, town meeting day.
The filing period for the election will be November 25, 26, and 27, as well as December 2.
"All of New Hampshire continues to mourn the passing of Ray Burton, one of the most dedicated and caring public servants that the North Country and our entire state have ever known," Governor Hassan said. "Though no one can truly replace Councilor Burton, and the pain of his loss remains fresh, Ray would want the people's work to move forward as quickly as possible."
If only one candidate from each party files for the election, the general election will be held on January 21 instead of March 11.