Citizen's Guide to Town Meeting

Ten questions you’ve always wanted to ask. When was the last time you attended Town Meeting? When was the last time you stayed for the whole meeting? When was the last time you asked a question during the meeting? Proposed an amendment to an article? Asked the selectmen to include an article in the warrant?

This guide to Town Meeting is offered to those who have never attended before and do not know what the word “article” means. It is also meant to help voters who have attended but were reluctant to ask a question for fear of sounding “silly.” Either way, the idea is for voters to attend, participate and understand Town Meetings in Maine, which represent a fundamental and important part of governance. Local government really does begin with you.