Who may speak at Town Meeting?
All of the town's registered voters, residents and taxpayers may speak on any article in the warrant. Persons who are not voters, residents or taxpayers of the town may address the Town Meeting only with the consent of a majority of those present. If you wish to speak, stand up and wait for the moderator to acknowledge you. When the moderator acknowledges you, state your name and your precinct. Speak about the topic being discussed. Don't speak about a previous topic (unless there is a motion to rescind or reconsider). Make your comments through the moderator, not directly to the Town Meeting or individual Town Meeting Members. For more information please call 508-495-7360.

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1. What is the difference between an Annual Town Meeting and a Special Town Meeting?
2. How do I become a Town Meeting Member?
3. How do I place an article on the Town Meeting Warrant?
4. What is the quorum for a Town Meeting?
5. Is attendance taken?
6. Do I need to know "parliamentary" procedure to attend a Town Meeting?
7. Who may speak at Town Meeting?
8. Who may vote at Town Meeting?
9. How is a vote taken?
10. What is a Blanket Vote?
11. How do I make a motion or amendment?
12. How is the budget considered?
13. Can an article be reconsidered?
14. Who are the people on stage at Town Meeting?