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Posted on: May 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Annual Town Meeting Information

The Andover Annual Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 5th outdoors in the field behind West Middle School on Shawsheen Road. The meeting will start at 9:30am and will continue until the entire warrant is completed.

To read the Annual Town Meeting Warrant visit The Finance Committee Report will also be posted on this page when completed. 

The Moderator and Town staff have worked diligently to plan a Town Meeting that protects the safety of attendees while preserving the quality community deliberation that defines Andover’s Town Meetings. 

Town Meeting will be held under a large tent in observance of social distancing. Attendees can sit as couples or singles and will be at least six feet from members of other households. 

The Town encourages attendees to wear masks in the strongest possible terms.  Masks will be provided to attendees who do not bring their own. Those attendees who do not wear a mask will be seated in a separate section.

To avoid crowding at voter check-in, we will provide four separate check-in locations at the four corners of the tent. 

Attendees will be permitted to bring food and beverages and will be asked to dispose of any trash in receptacles or take it with them at the conclusion of the meeting. 

Monday, May 17, 2021 is the last day to register to vote in the Annual Town Meeting.  The Board of Registrars will hold extended hours on May 17th from 8:30 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street, Andover for the purpose of registering new voters. Residents with a license or an I.D. issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles may also register to vote online by visiting: Mail-in registration forms must be postmarked by the May 17th deadline.

On Tuesday, June 1st at 7:00pm, the Town Manager will host a Pre-Town Meeting Forum.  This forum will be held virtually and will allow residents to learn about articles on the Town Meeting warrant. In addition to the Town Manager, Town officials will be available to present information and answer questions. Details about this forum will be available on the Town’s website in the coming weeks.

Upon request, sign language interpreters, material on tape, and other auxiliary aides and services will be provided to ensure effective communications as specified in the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To request assistance, please contact the Town’s ADA Coordinator at 978-623-8500.

The Finance Committee Report will be mailed to each household no later than May 26, 2021.

Questions about the Annual Town Meeting may be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-623-8230.

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