Why are Zoning Amendments on a separate ballot? (1/11/2024)

Zoning amendments are required to be on a separate ballot from the election of officers.  Specifically, RSA 675:3, VII says, "...the issue as to the adoption of the proposed ordinance, building code, or amendment shall be presented to the voters of the town or village district by having the town or village district clerk prepare an official ballot separate from the official ballot used to elect town or village district officers..."

Separately, see: What determines the order of warrant articles on the ballot?