Six South Shore towns have scheduled their local election for April 30th to coincide with the April 30th primary for the U.S. Senate Special Election.
On Monday, Secretary of State William Galvin announced that towns still seeking to make the voting date change have until March 26. Galvin stated that towns holding their normal spring municipal elections on the same day as the Senate primary could save the towns money. However, towns must have seperate voting lists for the two elections, and voters are not required to vote in both elections.
Galvin says that 60 towns have made the April 30th change so far.
The six South Shore towns that have opted for an April 30th local election are: Bridgewater, Hingham, Rockland, Marshfield, Scituate, and West Bridgewater.
Towns also have the option to switch their local election to the coincide with the U.S. Senate Special Election on June 25th, if their elections are currently scheduled within 30 days before or after that date.