City/Town Requirements

Town actions required:

Deadline Date
(no later than)

The Board of Selectmen in Towns with under 6,200 residents may on its own initiative, or if so directed by town meeting, shall divide the town into precincts;

AND

Every town with more than 6,200 residents shall divide the town into precincts.

June 15, 2011*

The town clerk must give written notice of the division, submit maps, etc to the SOC, and the SOC must thereafter forward to the LEDRC.

June 22, 2011

The LEDRC will review the submission and vote to accept or reject the submission. If the plan is accepted, the town will be so notified. If the LEDRC determines there are problems with the submitted plan, the LEDRC must give specific written notice to the Board of Selectmen of any problems.

July 27, 2011

The Board of Selectmen must make the changes recommended by the LEDRC.

August 10, 2011

For a town comprised of one precinct with more than 6,200 inhabitants not divided by August 10, 2011, LEDRC shall divide the town or appoint a master to make the division (division to be made within 15 days and subject to LEDRC approval).

August 25, 2011

FINAL POSSIBLE DATE

September 9, 2011

OR

For a town comprised of more than one precinct that fails to act August 10, 2011, the LEDRC shall divide the town or appoint a master to make the division (division to be made within 15 days and subject to LEDRC approval).

August 10, 2011

FINAL POSSIBLE DATE

August 25, 2011

 

CITY actions required:

Deadline Date
(no later than)

City council must vote on a new division of precincts.

June 15, 2011*

City must give written notice of the division, and submit maps, etc., to the SOC and the SOC must thereafter forward to the LEDRC.

June 22, 2011

The LEDRC will review the submission and vote to accept or reject the submission. If the plan is accepted, the city will be so notified. If the LEDRC determines there are problems with the submitted plan, the LEDRC must give specific give specific written notice to the mayor or city manager of any problems.

July 27, 2011

Within 7 days after receipt of notice from the LEDRC, the mayor or city manager must present his recommendations to the city council.

Date will vary depending on date of receipt of notice.

The city council should make the changes presented by the mayor, or if the city council does not, the mayor may give an executive order making the changes.

August 10, 2011

If the city council fails to act by the 49th day following the final day to give notice to the SOC, the LEDRC shall make the division or appoint a master to make the division (division to be made within 15 days and subject to LEDRC approval).

August 10, 2011

FINAL POSSIBLE DATE

August 25, 2011