2021 Fall Town Meeting- November 8, 2021

Special Town Meeting
Town Meetings

Fall-Special Town Meeting will be held on Monday, November 8th at Apponequet High School Auditorium, 100 Howland Road, Lakeville, MA.  

The Special Town Meeting will begin at 7:00 PM

  • All Warrant Articles to be submitted to Board of Selectmen as follows:
  • Closing of Warrant for Annual Town Meeting: September 7, 2021 at 4:00pm
  • Warrant Review: October 25, 2021, Time: 6:30pm

To view the WARRANT for the Special Town Meeting, Click here

The following safety measures will be in place for the meetings:
  • Residents who are not registered voters will NOT be allowed to vote.
  • Voters must have been REGISTERED prior to Friday, October 29, 2021 for the Special Town Meeting
  • Check-in will begin at 6:00 p.m., and residents are urged to arrive early.
  • A separate seating area will be designated for those individuals unable to wear a mask due to health issues or other circumstances.
  • Movement within the meeting room will be limited to ensure appropriate social distancing.  
  • Socially distanced seating will be provided.

It is imperative that residents who attend the Annual/Special Town Meetings follow the measures in place and adhere to strict social distancing guidelines. This is an unprecedented way to hold such a meeting, and we ask that all residents be patient and respectful during the process.


VOTER REGISTRATION

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 TOWN MEETING, by Friday, October 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm is the final date and time to be registered for the upcoming Special Town Meeting which will be held on Monday, November 8, 2021

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 https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howreg.htm.  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.