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How to Run for Town Meeting

posted Jan 21, 2017, 8:14 PM by Greg Dennis   [ updated Jan 21, 2017, 8:19 PM ]
Are you looking to increase your civic engagement in 2017? Need something to do for the next three years? Want to connect with people from across town? Then being an Arlington Town Meeting member (TMM) might be the gig for you! Every precinct in Arlington has 12 TMMs and they are elected in groups of four every three years. 

Town Meeting meets in April/May on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-11PM. Last year it took seven sessions to get through the articles. Town Meeting votes on a number of various Warrant Articles. These articles are presented and approved by the various town boards, and can include, but are not limited to, issues such as the town budget, zoning guidelines, and money for our schools and community centers. 

You can find more information in the Town Meeting FAQ.

How do you know what Precinct you are in? Check the precinct map or lookup your address at

How do you get elected? Pick up papers from Town Hall before Thursday, February 9th. Collect ten signatures from registered voters in your precinct. Return your papers by Monday, February 13th and your name will appear on the ballot. Election day is April 1st. More detailed information is in the town Election Calendar.

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