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League of Women Voters to hold Annual Town Meeting preview

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The most powerful way for Westford voters to directly impact how the Town runs itself and how it spends its money is to attend Town Meeting. And the best way to get the most out of Town Meeting is to attend the League of Women Voters of Westford’s Annual Town Meeting Preview on Thursday, June 2, being held virtually at 7:00 p.m.

Click here to register for the June 2 preview: Webinar Registration – Zoom

Town Meeting is the legislative branch of Westford’s government, and all registered voters may attend, speak, and vote at the next Town Meeting on Saturday, June 11. The meeting – being held on Westford Academy Trustees Field, 30 Patten Road – begins at 9:00 a.m. The rain date is Sunday, June 12, at 9:00 a.m.

Town Meeting has two primary responsibilities:

Establish an annual budget by voting to appropriate money for all town departments; and

Vote on the town’s local statutes, the bylaws.

At this year’s Town Meeting, voters will discuss and decide on 19 articles. During the League’s preview, town officials will go over each item – or article — on the warrant, giving residents a chance to familiarize themselves before attending Town Meeting on June 11. Issues on this year’s warrant include using electronic vote tabulators at Town Meetings, establishing lower speed limits for some town roads, and authorizing a new HVAC system for the Cameron Senior Center. Questions can be submitted during the preview via chat. The preview will be recorded and made available online.

Again, click here to register for the June 2 preview: Webinar Registration – Zoom

In addition to the preview, the League has a number of other resources to help residents educate themselves about Town Meeting. They include:

The entire list of articles being presented at this year’s Town Meeting: COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS (westfordma.gov)

The League’s Guide To Town Meeting In Westford: The League of Women Voters of Westford

new set of videos designed to explain the ins and outs of Town Meeting: Learning about Town Meeting – YouTube

Still have questions? Go to the League’s website at Westford League of Women Voters | Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy