Conducting the Annual Town Meeting

Moderator's Responsibilities

The moderator presides and, as she / he takes up the business of the meeting article by article, sees that there is orderly progress of business. Each article on the Warrant must be voted upon in some way, but no item not on the Warrant may be considered. The Selectboard usually present the articles submitted by their office. The Moderator recognizes those who wish to debate an issue, not only the Town Meeting members, but also other citizens, who may speak, although they may not vote. A vote of Town Meeting is effective immediately. The Town Counsel may be appealed to about the legality of any action.