ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 2020 - AUGUST 3, 2020

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 2020

MONDAY, MAY 18    6:00 PM - POSTPONED TO AUGUST 3, 2020 @ 6:00 PM AT THE VENUS DE MILO, SWANSEA, MA

*At the Board of Selectmen's meeting held on April 22, 2020, it was unanimously voted to postpone the Annual Town Meeting to a date to be determined due to the Coronavirus update.  The Board will meet in mid May to evaluate the pandemic crisis and further discuss the Annual Town Meeting.  At the Board of Selectmen's meeting held on May 20, it was unanimously voted to reschedule the Annual Town Meeting to August 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., as allowed under special legislation.  The last day to update your voter registration to be eligible to attend, vote and act on the Articles of Warrant is Friday, July 24, 2020.  

Venus de Milo
75 Grand Army Highway
Swansea, MA  02777
In accordance with the Town's By Law governing Town Meetings, the Annual Town Meeting is allowed to be held outside the geographical limits of the Town, however, all Town Meeting voters must bring an ID to show at check in.
 
Citizens Petitioned Articles
To insert an article in the warrant for an annual Town Meeting, at least 10 registered 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, if any. Voters do not have to include their addresses after their signatures, but it is a good
idea.

Citizens may insert an article in the warrant for a Special Town Meeting. Selectmen shall insert in the warrant for
every special town meeting all subjects which shall be requested by 100 registered voters or 10% of the total number
of voters, whichever is lesser.
 
The deadline to submit citizens petitioned articles for the 2020 ATM is Friday, February 28 at 4:00 pm.  Citizens petitioned articles must be turned in to the Office of the Town Administrator along with contact information of the peititoner.