The acting Town Clerk on July 20 announced there were a sufficient number of valid signatures in a citizen-initiated effort seeking to change language in the Town Charter regarding how the mayor is selected. State Statute required Town Council to set the ballot question and call a special election, which was held Nov. 7.
In April 2017, the Town Clerk verified the forms of three petitions for circulation. The petitioners on July 10 returned one of those with signatures. The petitioners returned version B. (See below).
Then, acting clerk on July 20 verified there are enough valid signatures to move forward. State statute required Town Council to set the ballot question and call a special election.
Setting the ballot question and calling the special election was done by ordinance, and required two readings. The special election has been set for Tuesday, Nov. 7. Learn more about the 2017 Special Election.