2023 Special & Annual Town Meetings- Monday, May 8, 2023: Voter Registration, Warrant Dates and Warrant
Special & Annual Town Meetings will be held on Monday, May 8th at Apponequet High School Auditorium, 100 Howland Road, Lakeville, MA. 02347
The Special Town Meeting will begin at 6:30 PM
The Annual Town Meeting will begin at 7:00 PM
All Warrant Articles to be submitted to Select Board and actions to be taken as follows:
|ANNUAL TOWN MEETING||SPECIAL TOWN MEETING|
|ACTION||MEETING DATE||ACTION||MEETING DATE|
|Schedule Annual Town Meeting||January 23, 2023||Schedule Special Town Meeting||March 13, 2023|
|Open Warrant||January 23, 2023||Open Warrant||March 13, 2023|
|Warrant Closes||March 13, 2023 @ 4:00 PM||Warrant Closes||March 27, 2023 @ 4:00 PM|
|Send Articles to Town Counsel for review||March 14, 2023||Send Articles to Town Counsel for review||March 28, 2023|
|Vote on Articles|
April 10, 2023
|Vote on Articles||April 10, 2023|
|Vote on Final Warrant||April 10, 2023||Vote on Final Warrant||April 10, 2023|
|Legal Ad in Paper||April 20, 2023||Legal Ad in Paper||April 20, 2023|
|Warrant Posting||April 20, 2023||Warrant Posting||April 20, 2023|
|Warrant Review||April 24, 2023 @ 6pm - Lakeville Police Station Meeting Room||Warrant Review||April 24, 2023 @ 6pm- Lakeville Police Station Meeting Room|
- Residents who are not registered voters will NOT be allowed to vote.
- Voters must have been REGISTERED prior to Friday, April 28, 2023 for the Annual Town Meeting
- Check-in will begin at 6:00 p.m., and residents are urged to arrive early.
Town Clerk Lillian M. Drane would like to announce that voter registration in Lakeville has never been easier than it is today! All residents of Lakeville (18 years of age and over) who are not already registered voters must be registered to vote as follows:
- SPECIAL & ANNUAL TOWN MEETINGS, by Friday, April 28, 2023 at 5:00 pm is the final date and time to be registered for the upcoming Special & Annual Town Meetings which will be held on Monday, May 8, 2023.
In Person: You may visit the Town Clerk’s Office in Lakeville located at 346 Bedford Street and complete a voter registration form in person- please call ahead.
Mail-In Voter Registration: Mail-in voter registration forms are available at the Lakeville Town Clerk’s Office, Post Office and the Public Library. Mail-in voter registration forms may also be obtained by calling the State Elections Division at (800) 462-VOTE or visiting the website at voter-registration_English.pdf (state.ma.us). In addition, the state registries of motor vehicles, social services agencies and military recruitment offices provide voter registration services.
Online Voter Registration: You may also register using the NEW Online Voter Registration System at www.RegisterToVoteMA.com. To submit an online application, you must have a valid driver’s license, learner’s permit, or non-driver ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RVM). You must also have a signature on file with the RMV. If you do not have an RMV ID, you may still use the online system to create an application. PRINT and sign the completed form, and then mail or bring it to your local election official. The online system will allow you to: apply to register to vote in Massachusetts, change your name or address for voter registration purposes, enroll in a political party, change your party enrollment, or unenroll from a party.
Registered Voters: Voters are required to return the Census form annually to retain their “Active” status on the voter list. If you are a registered voter and do not respond to the census, the Board of Registrars is required by law to move you to the “INACTIVE VOTER LIST” (MGL, Ch 51,§4). You will still be eligible to vote in Lakeville, but only after completing an “Affirmation of Current & Continuous Residence” form and showing evidence (i.e. driver’s license or other acceptable documentation) when you go to Town Meeting.