The Board of Selectmen pursuant to MGL Ch 39, §10 must insert articles into the Warrant that have been petitioned by registered voters in the Town.
To insert an article in the warrant for a Town Meeting, voters of the town must sign a written request. The written request of registered voters for the insertion of subjects in town meeting warrants shall not be valid unless the required number of registered voters not only sign their names but also state their residence, with street and number.
To place an article on the Annual Town Meeting Warrant submit the form below to the Board of Selectmen's Office prior to the close of the warrant:
- Ten (10) certified signatures are required
- One hundred (100) certified signatures are required or 10% of the total number of voters, whichever is lesser
TO CALL A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING BY A VOTER:
A. The requisite number of voters must sign a written request for a special Town Meeting. The format of the written request is flexible. Voters should include their address after their signatures. Voters deliver the written request to the Board of Selectmen. The Board of Selectmen must then call a special meeting within 45 days.
A. Yes, a special Town Meeting may be called for more than one reason. For example, a special Town Meeting could be called to consider amending the zoning code and buying a new fire truck.
For questions and answers about Town Meetings, click on the link below (Guide to Voting in Town Meeting): http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/cistwn/twnidx.htm
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