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Bethlehem Election Change Worthwhile

Voters in Bethlehem may experience a feeling of deja vu when they go to the polls for the May 12 primary election. They will be selecting municipal officials, including a mayor.

But wait. Didn’t that happen last year?

It did indeed. A municipal election was held last spring — but those picked by voters were to serve only one-year terms.

That was to set up another round of balloting this May. It was needed to alter the town’s election schedule, making municipal balloting coincide with the state election schedule.

By doing that, Bethlehem will save the cost of special elections solely for the municipality. Good for town officials for making the change in the interest of taxpayers.

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