Town Meeting Central

Town Meeting Overview

The Town of Chatham has an Open Town Meeting form of government meaning that any registered voter may vote at Town Meeting.  Town Meeting is the legislative body of the Town. It convenes, at least annually at the time and place designated by the Select Board. Town Meeting considers and adopts an annual operating budget. It also considers and acts upon other matters which require Town Meeting action such as zoning changes, street acceptances, by-law additions and amendments. The business of each Town Meeting is contained in a document known as "the Warrant" which includes all matters on which the Town will act. The Warrant is mailed to all registered in advance of the Town Meeting. Articles are inserted in the Warrant by the Select Board and by Citizen Petition. The order of the articles is determined by the Select Board.

  1. 2021 Special Town Meeting (October  23, 2021)
  2. 2021 Annual Town Meeting (June 12, 2021)
  3. 2020 Special Town Meeting (October 3, 2020)
  4. 2020 Annual Town Meeting (June 22, 2020)
  5. 2020 Special Town Meeting (March 7, 2020)
  6. 2020 Special Town Meeting (January 4, 2020)
  7. 2019 Annual Town Meeting
  8. 2018 Annual Town Meeting
  9. 2017 Annual Town Meeting
  10. 2017 Special Town Meeting
  11. 2016 Annual Town Meeting
  12. 2015 Annual Town Meeting
  13. 2014 Annual Town Meeting
  14. 2013 Annual Town Meeting
  15. 2013 Special Town Meeting
  16. 2012 Annual Town Meeting

Special Town Meeting - October 23, 2021 at 9:30 A.M. *Rain/Weather Date has been Implemented - New Date/Time: Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. - Veterans Field - 1 Veterans Field Road, Chatham MA 02633 - Additional Parking at the Community Center, 702 Main Street.

*A quorum of 100 voters is needed for attendance.

Please Note this is an outdoor assembly, so prepare for variable conditions.

Printed Warrants are available at the Town Offices/Vestibule (549 Main Street), the Town Offices Annex (261 George Ryder Road), and the Eldredge Public Library (564 Main Street).


Thank you to the 223 Town voters that attended the 10/24 Special Town Meeting. The meeting ended at 1:19 P.M. and all three articles were approved unanimously. The scorecard is available below.


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