2019 March Special Town Meeting

March 18th (Snow date, March 19th)

7:00 p.m. - High School Auditorium (444 Wellesley St.)

Special Town Meeting Warrant (PDF) - the agenda

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Know the Issues

In order to vote at Town Meeting, residents must be registered in Weston. The deadline to register to vote is March 8th. The Town Clerk's office will be open until 8:00 p.m. that night to accommodate registrations or see Weston.org/Voting for other registration options. 

The articles for the appropriation of construction funds for the Town Center Improvement Project were passed-over by Town Meeting voters at the 2018 November Special Town Meeting in favor of rebidding the project. Those bids are due to the Town by the end of February.

New to Town Meeting? Refer to the Brief Guide to Town Meeting Procedures (PDF) for the basics of Town Meeting, as well as the Every Vote Counts (PDF) pamphlet.

Electronic voting handsets will be in use during the proceedings. Be sure to arrive at the High School well in advance to park, register, and receive your handset. Instructions for use can be found below and will also be given with the handset.

Warrant Article Additional Information
Article 1 - Town Center Improvements: Master Plan weston.org/TownCenter
Article 2 - Town Center Improvements: Bury Utilities weston.org/TownCenter

Electronic Voting Handsets

Hand-held electronic voting devices are now used at Town Meetings instead of placards or standing counts. This new system allows voters to quickly register their votes.

When you arrive at Town Meetings, you will need to check-in to be confirmed and then you will be issued a handset for your exclusive use during Town Meeting. Please allow enough time to check-in and to receive your handset before the start of Town Meeting. The handset requires approximately 10 minutes to sync-up before it is able to cast a vote.

A practice vote will be taken at the start of Town Meeting in order to get participants comfortable with the new technology.

EV handset

Voting Handset Procedure

  • When voters arrive at check-in, they will receive a handset that is on and ready for their exclusive use
  • The Moderator will announce when it is time to vote and a light in the front of the auditorium will illuminate for 30-seconds to indicate the voting period
  • To vote YES, press the "1" button; to vote NO, press the "2" button; to abstain, do not press anything; if you pressed 1 or 2 and would rather abstain, press the "3" button to clear the vote
  • If you need to change your vote during the 30-second period, simply press 1 or 2. The device will record the last number pressed
  • A help desk will be available if you encounter a problem with your handset
  • If you cannot use the handset, please let staff know so they can accommodate you

Printed instructions will be given with the handset and a practice vote will be taken before proceedings begin. Additional information is available in the Electronic Voting User Guide (PDF)