At their Thursday meeting, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced they would be looking into whether or not a community can cancel a scheduled special election - a situation Tewksbury finds itself in now.
According to Elaine Driscoll, Director of Communications for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Ombudsman John Ziemba brought this issue before the Commission on Thursday.
"This issue came to our attention yesterday, and the ombudsman raised it to the Commission today," Driscoll said.
Driscoll said it was determined that the ombudsman and Commission legal team would do additional research on options for communities looking to cancel a special election, and present their findings to the Commission at a Sept. 4 meeting.
One of the options being explored by the Commission is the development of "emergency regulation" to allow communities like Tewksbury to cancel scheduled special elections, according to Driscoll.