What is a Blanket Vote?
The Moderator will read a summary of each article, if a Town Meeting Member wants to debate an item, he or she calls out, "Hold!" The moderator will "Hold" that item, and get back to it later. After reading all articles, the moderator calls for 1 vote on all articles that were not "Held". The blanket vote approves all articles "as recommended" that were not held. Then the moderator takes up each article that was held. The moderator calls for debate, possible amendments, and a vote on each item. 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?