2019 Annual Town Meeting


New to Town Meeting?

Refer to the Brief Guide to Town Meeting Procedures (PDF) for the basics of Town Meeting, as well as the Every Vote Counts (PDF) pamphlet.

Know the Issues - Town Meeting Warrant

Warrant Article Results Additional Info
Article 1 - Town Election & Ballot   Weston.org/TownElection
Article 2 - FY20 Operating Budget Motion 1: Passed by Majority Vote
Yes: 183  No: 40
Motion 2: Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
Yes: 212  No: 15
Articles 3 - 19 & 25: Consent Agenda
3 - Amend FY19 Budget
4 - Retained Earnings for Water Enterprise
5 - Appropriate to OPEB
6 - Amend General By-laws: Dept. Revolving Funds
7 - Accept Ch. 90 Road Funds
8 - Approve Property Tax Deferral Inc. Limits
9 - FY20 Water Enterprise
10 - Water Main Rehab
11 - Water Distr. Master Plan
12 - FY20 Recreation Enterp. Budget
13 - FY20 BSA Enterp. Budget
14 - Drainage Improvements
15 - South Side Drainage
16 - Cherry Brook Culvert
17 - Radio Systems Upgrades
18 - Rescind Bond Auth.
19 - Create Public Access Fund
25 - CPA Approp. for RHSO Services and Housing Support
all articles will be taken under one vote 
unless there is a request from at least 10 
people to remove an article so it can be heard separately

Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
Yes: 210  No: 19
See the Warrant
Article 20 - 0 Hobbs Brook Rd. Passed Over See the Warrant
Article 21 - Amendment of JST Restriction Passed by Majority Vote
Yes: 214 No: 19
See the Warrant
Article 22 - FY20 CPC Operating Budget Passed by Majority Vote
a technical issue forced a hand count
See the Warrant
Article 23 - Walkway on Ash St Passed by Majority Vote
Yes: 117 No: 105
See the Warrant
Article 24 - 500 Wellesley Street Passed by 2/3 Majority Vote
Yes: 208  No: 7
See the Warrant

Electronic Voting Handsets

Hand-held electronic voting devices are now used at Town Meetings instead of placards or standing counts. This new system allows voters to quickly register their votes.

When you arrive at Town Meetings, you will need to check-in to be confirmed and then you will be issued a handset for your exclusive use during Town Meeting. Please allow enough time to check-in and to receive your handset before the start of Town Meeting. The handset requires approximately 10 minutes to sync-up before it is able to cast a vote.

A practice vote will be taken at the start of Town Meeting in order to get participants comfortable with the new technology.

EV handset

Voting Handset Procedure

  • When voters arrive at check-in, they will receive a handset that is on and ready for their exclusive use
  • The Moderator will announce when it is time to vote and a light in the front of the auditorium will illuminate for 30-seconds to indicate the voting period
  • To vote YES, press the "1" button; to vote NO, press the "2" button; to abstain, do not press anything; if you pressed 1 or 2 and would rather abstain, press the "3" button to clear the vote
  • If you need to change your vote during the 30-second period, simply press 1 or 2. The device will record the last number pressed
  • A help desk will be available if you encounter a problem with your handset
  • If you cannot use the handset, please let staff know so they can accommodate you

Printed instructions will be given with the handset and a practice vote will be taken before proceedings begin. Additional information is available in the Electronic Voting User Guide (PDF)