Advertisement

Park and vote: New Hampshire House holds drive-in session

New Hampshire House members stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during an outdoor meeting at the...
New Hampshire House members stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during an outdoor meeting at the University of New Hampshire Wednesday.(Charles Krupa | AP)
Published: Jan. 6, 2021 at 11:05 AM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - It’s closer to bumper-to-bumper than the usual shoulder-to-shoulder for members of the New Hampshire House, who are convening in their cars instead of the Statehouse.

Since the pandemic began, the 400-member House has met indoors in an ice arena and outside on an athletic field. But after House Speaker Dick Hinch died of COVID-19 a week after being sworn in during the Dec. 2 outdoor gathering, Republican House leaders scheduled a drive-in movie style session to elect his replacement and adopt rules for the next two years.

Democrats have unsuccessfully pushed for fully remote sessions.

(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)