State primary in 2012 may get moved to Sept. 11

Secretary of State says primary could be moved to avoid conflict with a Jewish holiday.

Secretary of State William Galvin said the 2012 state primary could fall on the 11-year anniversary of 9/11, because its scheduled date coincides with a Jewish holiday.

Galvin told the State House News Service that he has moved the election-day in the past and he would be willing to do it again, even if it fell on the anniversary of one of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil.

“Obviously we can’t have it conflict with Rosh Hashana,” Galvin said.

State House News Service reports that the 2012 state primary election will be moved and could be rescheduled to a Wednesday or Thursday to avoid a conflict with the Jewish holiday.

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