Citizen's Petition- Town Meetings
The Town Meeting Warrant is developed by the Board of Selectmen and is generally composed of items, called Articles, brought forth by various Town departments and committees for consideration at and by Town Meeting. Individual citizens can add their own agenda items to Town Meeting through the statutory process called a Citizens' Petition.
The Board of Selectmen, pursuant to insert articles onto the Warrant that have been requested by any elected Town Officer or any multiple member body acting by a majority of its members. Citizens may also petition to get an article on the Warrant
To insert an article on the warrant for Town Meeting, voters of the Town must file a written and signed petition. The petition must include the actual wording of the article being requested. It is recommended that the language is checked by our Town Moderator, Alan Wilson prior to circulating the petition for signatures.
To place an article on the submit the petition below to the Board of Selectmen’s Office prior to the close of the warrant with at least 10 (ten) signatures of Manchester-By-The-Sea registered voters.
To place an article on the submit the petition below to the Board of Selectmen’s Office prior to the close of the warrant with at least 100 (one hundred) signatures of Manchester-By-The-Sea registered voters.
Click for a blank petition form.