Precinct 1 and 2 7 pm Civil Defense Room, Town Hall, 59 Town Hall Square
Precinct 3 Tuesday Nov. 7th 6:30 pm Gus Canty Center, 790 Main St.
Precinct 4 and 7 Tuesday Nov. 7th 7 pm Waquoit Congregational Church, 15 Parsons Lane
Precinct 5 and 6 7 pm West Falmouth Library, 575 W Falmouth Hwy
Precinct 8 and 9 Thursday Nov. 2nd 7 pm Barnstable County Fairgrounds 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy
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Precinct Captains, Deputies and Clerks will schedule precinct meetings approximately one to two weeks prior to Town Meeting. Meetings will be posted on this page.
Goals of the precinct meetings
- Increase and improve communication with all Town Meeting members by informing them about issues relating to upcoming Town Meetings
- Prepare Town Meeting members to actively contribute to Town Meeting
- Encourage Town Meeting members to reach out for broader community contributions
- Involve more town residents in Town Meeting process
Guidelines for precinct meetings
- Captain should set clear guidelines on how the meeting will be run.
- Should always be non-partisan and not advocate for or against any issue.
- Precinct Captain may moderate or ask another Town Meeting member to assist as moderator; both should be familiar with the warrant.
- Supporters of an article should know that they have a limited amount of time for their presentation and questions (suggestion is 10 minutes total, depending on length of warrant).
- Utilize representatives of Town boards and committees to answer questions.
- Captains should be flexible with the order in which article are discussed, representatives of the Town and Supporters of an article may have more than one meeting to attend
- It is the responsibility of supporters of an article of who wish to make a presentation, to let the Captain know prior to the meeting.
- A certain amount of discussion is healthy, but encourages attendees to save actual debate of articles for Town Meeting.