INFORMATION FOR VOTERS ATTENDING ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

JUNE 29, 2020; 7:15 P.M., AYER SHIRLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM

THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE AYER SHIRLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM (INSTEAD OF THE AUDITORIUM) ON MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020 AT 7:15 P.M.  ALL VOTERS WILL COME INTO THE AYER SHIRLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR OR ON THE SIDE DOOR CLOSEST TO THE AUDITORIUM.  PLEASE DO NOT COME IN THE SIDE DOOR CLOSEST TO THE GYM.

AS YOU COME IN THE BUILDING, YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE CAFETERIA TO CHECK-IN.  THOSE VOTERS LIVING ON STREETS STARTING WITH THE LETTER “A” THROUGH THE LETTER “H” WILL GO INTO THE CAFETERIA THROUGH ONE DOOR AND THOSE VOTERS LIVING ON STREETS STARTING WITH THE LETTER “J” THROUGH THE LETTER “W” WILL GO INTO THE CAFETERIA THROUGH A DIFFERENT DOOR.  AFTER CHECKING IN, YOU WILL THEN BE DIRECTED OUT THE BACK OF THE CAFETERIA INTO THE HALL LEADING TO THE GYM WHERE THERE WILL BE A TABLE WITH HANDOUTS FOR THE MEETING INCLUDING THE TOWN MEETING WARRANT AND A COPY OF A SLIDE PRESENTATION THAT WILL BE HELD AT THE MEETING.   FEEL FREE TO BRING THE COPY OF YOUR TOWN MEETING WARRANT RECEIVED IN THE MAIL IF YOU WISH.

WHEN YOU GET INTO THE GYM YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO SIT IN PRE-ARRANGED SOCIALLY DISTANCED CHAIRS ON THE GYM FLOOR.  PLEASE DO NOT MOVE THE CHAIRS CLOSER TO EACH OTHER, EVEN TO SIT CLOSER TO YOUR PARTNER, FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL.  THE BLEACHERS WILL BE USED AS AN OVERFLOW AREA.  IF THAT AREA IS NEEDED, VOTERS WILL NEED TO SIT 6 FEET FROM EACH OTHER.

VOTER CARDS WILL NOT BE USED AT THE MEETING.  THERE WILL ONLY BE HAND COUNTS OR VOICE VOTES.  MICROPHONES WILL NOT BE USED AS WELL BUT IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK, PLEASE DO SO FROM YOUR CHAIR, RAISING YOUR HAND TO BE RECOGNIZED BY THE MODERATOR.  YOUR VOICE WILL BE HEARD.

THERE WILL BE A NON-VOTER SECTION AS WELL.

PLEASE WEAR A MASK IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.  YOU MAY BE SEATED IN A SEPARATE AREA OF THE GYM IF NOT WEARING A MASK FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL BUT YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO WATCH, LISTEN AND PARTICIPATE AS NORMAL.

ANY QUESTIONS ON THE TOWN MEETING PROCESS OR TOWN MEETING SET UP, PLEASE CONTACT BILL OELFKE, TOWN CLERK, AT 978-425-2600 OR [email protected]