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JOIN ME FOR OUR UPCOMING SPECIAL TOWN MEETING ON OCTOBER 17 BEGINNING AT 7:00 PM AT WESTFORD ACADEMY  SEE FURTHER INFORMATION BELOW

Town Moderator, Angela Harkness


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Town Meeting is the legislative branch of Westford's government, and all registered voters may attend, speak and vote. If you are registered to vote in Westford you can, and should, participate in Town Meeting. Renters as well as property owners, if registered to vote, may fully participate at Town Meeting. Need to register? Click here.  

 

Want to know more about Town Meeting? Here are some resources:
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What is Town Meeting? (5 minute video)

New at Town Meeting this year (2022) (9 minute video)

 Who Decides What to Put on the Warrant? (6 minute video)

What is a Consent Agenda? (5 minute video)

 How do we Vote on the Budget? (8 minute video)

League of Women Voters Guide to Town Meeting 

Town Meeting Explained (5 minute video) 

Citizen’s Guide to Town Meetings

Citizen's Guide to Petitions at Town Meeting

SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q.  Do I have to attend the entire meeting?

A.  It would be great if every voter could attend the entire meeting but sometimes life gets in the way.  You may attend as much or as little of the meeting as you are able, the Town will benefit from whatever amount of time you can spare.

Q.  I don’t know anything about the issues, how can I vote on these matters?

A.  If you want to educate yourself in advance keep checking this webpage for further information, but even if you aren’t able to do that you can vote soundly just by listening to and considering the presentations of each article at Town Meeting.

Q.  I don’t like to speak in public, if I attend will I be required to speak?

A.  Absolutely not!  You are not required to speak at all, only if you want to.  And you can vote on each issue – or not – as you see fit.

DEMOCRACY WORKS BEST WHEN THE GREATEST NUMBER OF PEOPLE PARTICIPATE