Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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September 12, 2013

Town seeking to tweak precinct lines

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“It would make it easier and save administrative time and costs as well as confusion for voters,” he said. “Usually districts are major landmarks. These are drawn on side streets.”

Murphy filed legislation with Sen. Barry Finegold, D-Andover, who is co-chairman of the joint Committee on Election Laws, and Rep. Jim Lyons, R-Andover, calling for the lines to be re-drawn. The committee hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Statehouse.

He has the support of selectmen and other town officials who said during a recent meeting that the lines as drawn make no sense.

“This creates havoc for the citizens,” selectmen Chairman Alex Vispoli said.

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