Durham referendum results unavailable

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DURHAM — Results of four non-binding referendum questions on marijuana were not available by press time Nov. 7.

Town staff previously said election results could be expected Friday, Nov. 9. The town office is closed on Wednesdays, so ballot counts will take place Thursday, Nov. 8.

Voters were asked if they supported “a vote to authorize the operation” of adult-use marijuana stores, cultivation facilities, product manufacturing facilities and/or testing facilities, provided they operate “in compliance with all applicable state and local requirements.”

Voters could show their support for none, one, all or any combination of the four categories in the advisory-only polling. 

According to the town’s website, if the vote on any of the categories is favorable, the Board of Selectmen may ask the Planning Board to write ordinances regulating that category, which then would have to go before voters at Town Meeting or in a binding referendum.