Precinct Meetings

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.