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Posted on: January 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Tellers & Ballot Counters Needed for Special Town Meeting

Tellers and ballot counters are needed for the Concord Special Town Meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7 pm (snow date: Thursday, January 27) at Concord-Carlisle High School. Tellers are responsible for counting standing votes (as opposed to secret ballots) and collecting secret ballots. If you can walk around and count, you have the skills necessary to be a teller. Tellers work in pairs; training will be provided before the meeting. Because the meeting will include voting from cars this year, tellers will be needed to count votes outdoors as well as in the three rooms indoors. Ballot counters are responsible for counting the marks in the yes and no boxes for a secret ballot. Counters sit in chairs most of the time during the count. The last secret ballot happened in 2013, but counters are needed at every Town Meeting so that we are ready for another. If there is a secret ballot, the ballot supervisors will train the counters at that time and guide them throughout the process. The other qualifications for either position are a willingness to commit to remain to the very end of the session and a commitment to fair and transparent democracy. If you are interested in being either a teller or ballot counter for the Concord Special Town Meeting on Thursday, January 20, or would like more information to help you decide, please respond to

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