Town Meeting

What is Town Meeting?



Town Meeting is both an event and an entity. As an event, it is a gathering of a town’s eligible voters, and is referred to as “the Town Meeting.” As an entity, it is the legislative body for towns in Massachusetts, and is referred to simply as “Town Meeting.”

Learn more by exploring the subpages located on the left-hand side of this screen. You will find information on past and present town meetings, information for petitioners, the process with which a town meeting is conducted, and more.

Special Arrangements or Needs/ADA Accessibility


Anyone with a disability requiring special arrangements for Town Meeting should contact Kate Hodges, Assistant Town Manager/ADA Coordinator at (978) 318-3000 by 4:30 p.m. on the Monday preceding the opening date of Town Meeting. The earlier that special arrangement needs are communicated, the more likely that time will allow for special accommodations, if possible, to be met.