REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Moderators SB2 Workshop

Saturday, January 7, 2023 - 9:00am to 1:30pm

     2023 Town & School Moderators Workshops - SB2 Town Meetings

    This workshop will be held in hybrid format: In person attendance and/or virtual attendance option
     In person attendance - 25 Triangle Park Drive Concord.  In person attendance limited to 60 people.

    Virtual Attendance via Zoom

     Registration Fees:  $65.00 (in-person) and $55.00 (virtual)

     8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast


Attendees will receive an electronic copy of NHMA's  2022-2023 edition of the Town Meeting and School Meeting Handbook and Supplement.  Additional materials such as the PowerPoint presentation will also be distributed electronically. No print outs of the materials or hard copy of the publication will be provided. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.  If you register but cannot attend, a recording of the workshop will be provided as long as payment has been received. Refund of the full registration fee will be made if cancellation notification is received 48 hours in advance. Cancellation less than 48 hours in advance, including no-shows, will result in you being charged the full cost of the workshop.

Questions? Please contact us at 603-230-3350 or

January 7, 2023
SB 2 Town Meetings


9:00 am - The Fundamentals of Town and School District Meeting For SB 2 Municipalities

A review of the law governing the annual meeting and the role of the moderator at town, village district and school district meetings. This presentation will cover permitted amendments to warrant articles, voting on warrant article amendments, along with addressing the operating budget warrant article and the role of the default budget. Attention will also be paid to essential statutes, postponement, electioneering, and related First Amendment and Right-to-Know Law issues. Topics on how to handle difficult people and disruptive events at public meetings will also be covered.

Stephen Buckley, NHMA Legal Services Counsel, William J. Phillips, NHSBA Staff Attorney & Director of Policy Services, andJonathan Cowal, NHMA Municipal Services Counsel

10:30 am - Break

10:40 am – Election Law Update & Practical Tips for Elections -Lessons learned at the General Election

An update on election law changes and practical ways to comply with new laws and still run an efficient official ballot session.

Natch Greyes, NHMA Government Affairs Counsel, Cordell Johnston, Town of Henniker Moderator

11:20 am - Ballot Counting Device Update

Presentation on the status of an alternative to the AccuVote Tabulator.

Pete Basiliere, Milford Town & School District Moderator

12:00 noon - Break

12:10 pm - Hypotheticals

Break-out sessions for review and answering hypothetical situations that moderators might face.

1:30 pm - Workshop ends