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NH Community To Hold Traditional Midnight Primary Vote


With a population of about 75, the New Hampshire unincorporated village of Dixville Notch will keep up with its primary tradition of a midnight local time vote.  In a tradition which started with the 1960 election, all of those eligible to vote in Dixville Notch get together at midnight in the ballroom of The Balsams Grand Resort.  The voters then cast their ballots and the polls are officially closed just one minute later.  The Dixville Notch vote in the primary and the general election are usually broadcast coast to coast right after the votes are tallied.  New Hampshire is holding the first in the nation primary exactly one week after the Iowa caucuses. 




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