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April 03, 2020 in Local News, Local Government and Civic Engagement

Get Out Your Vote! Town Meeting and Town Election Info for Cape Cod

CCYP has been closely monitoring Town Meeting and election dates, as towns across the Cape navigate postponements and cancellations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. To make sure these important town-wide events make it onto your calendar, we've created a handy graphic (below) and a comprehensive list (also below) of both Town Meeting and election info by town. Each listing includes website links where you can find additional info, like your Town Meeting warrant (agenda).*

  • For those towns that have opted to hold a Town Meeting in June, many warrants have been modified to only include the most critical items, and other matters may be addressed at a "special" Town Meeting later in the year. Many towns have chosen to hold their meetings outdoors with specific social distancing or health guidelines in place to protect attendees - so be sure to check the rules for your town before you go.

Why do we share information on Town Meeting and elections? Because participating in your Town Meeting and voting in your town election are two of the most effective ways to have your voice heard on issues that impact your daily life, right here on the Cape. Due to COVID-19 related health concerns, many towns are encouraging voting-by-mail this year, making your town election (and participation in the many local decisions that stem from it) more accessible.

If you're new to Town Meeting, or want to learn more, check out our Intro to Town Meeting slide deck, or the very informative Citizen's Guide to Town Meeting, created by the Office of the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. Happy voting!


*Note that we are doing our best to keep these details up to date, but you should always consider your town's website to be the most accurate and current source of information on Town Meetings and elections.

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Bourne

Town Election: Tuesday, June 23

Town Meeting: Monday, June 29 @ 7 PM | 24 Perry Avenue, Buzzards Bay

For More Info: https://www.townofbourne.com/calendar/upcoming

Brewster

Town Election: June 23

Town Meeting: Postponed, TBD

For More Info: https://www.brewster-ma.gov/376-news-a-announcements/2878-brewster-town-election-6-23-2020

Chatham

Town Election: Thursday, June 25

Town Meeting: Monday, June 22 @ 6 PM | Veteran's Field, 1 Veteran's Field Road

For More Info: https://www.chatham-ma.gov/town-meeting

Dennis

Town Election: Tuesday, June 30

Town Meeting: Tuesday, June 23 @ 5:30 PM | Nathaniel H. Wixon School, 901 Rte 134

For More Info: https://www.town.dennis.ma.us/town-clerk/pages/town-meeting-information

Eastham

Town Election: June 23

Town Meeting: September TBD

For More Info: https://www.eastham-ma.gov/town-clerk/pages/town-meeting-minutes-warrants

Falmouth

Town Election: Held on May 19

Town Meeting: June 22 @ 6 PM | Falmouth High School turf field. (Note: Falmouth has a representative form of Town Meeting, whereby only voter representatives attend, versus an "open" Town Meeting where all registered voters may attend).

For More Info: http://www.falmouthmass.us/472...
Article on Date Change: https://www.capenews.net/falmo...

Harwich

Town Election: Tuesday, June 30

Town Meeting: September TBD

For More Info: https://www.harwich-ma.gov/town-clerk

Mashpee

Town Election: Tuesday, June 23

Town Meeting: Monday, June 15 @ 7 PM | Mashpee High School Gym

Further Details: https://www.mashpeema.gov/home...

Orleans

Town Election: Tuesday, June 23

Town Meeting: Saturday, June 20 @ 10 AM | Nauset Middle School Athletic Field

For More Info: https://www.town.orleans.ma.us/town-administrator/pages/2020-annual-town-meeting

Provincetown

Town Election: Tuesday, June 30

Town Meeting: Monday, September 21 @ 6 PM | Provincetown Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street

For More Info: https://www.provincetown-ma.go...

Sandwich

Town Election: Sandwich's town election took place on May 19

Town Meeting: Monday, June 15 @ 7 PM | Sandwich High School

For More Info: http://sandwichmass.org/1512/Town-Meeting-2020

Truro

Town Election: Tuesday, June 30

Town Meeting: Tuesday, June 23 @ 6 PM | Truro Central School

For More Info: https://www.truro-ma.gov/town-clerk-treasurer-collector

Wellfleet

Town Election: Monday, June 15

Town Meeting: Monday, October 5 @ 7 PM | Wellfleet Elementary School, 100 Lawrence Rd

For More Info: https://www.wellfleet-ma.gov/2019-annual-town-meeting

Yarmouth

Town Election: Tuesday, June 30

Town Meeting: TBD

For More Info: https://www.yarmouth.ma.us/67/Town-Clerk