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Town Meeting & Election
Weston’s Town Government is conducted in an Open Town Meeting, Select Board, and Town Manager form. Town Meeting is the legislative body where all spending and changes to the Town’s General and Zoning by-laws must be approved. Town Meeting is conducted by the elected Moderator. Any citizen of Weston who is a registered voter may participate in Town Meeting.
Annual Town Meeting and Special Town Meeting
The required Annual Town Meeting is normally held on the first or second Monday in May and is called to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Weston High School auditorium, 444 Wellesley Street. Additional sessions, if needed, are typically held the following Wednesday and then Monday the following week.
A Town Meeting scheduled during another time of the year is called a Special Town Meeting. The Select Board may call a Special Town Meeting at any time during the year, as necessary. Weston annually holds a fall Special Town Meeting the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Weston's Annual Town Election is held on the first or second Saturday just before Annual Town Meeting in May. All precincts report to the Town Hall Auditorium from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to vote for candidates running for Weston's elected offices and any ballot questions added by the Select Board. The ballot question is usually a debt override question (Proposition 2-1/2).
League of Women Voters
Leading up to Town Meeting, watch for Coffee Hour events hosted by Weston's League of Women Voters where proponents of warrant articles are invited to speak. Also, prior to the Annual Town Election, the League will host a Candidates' Night so voters can ask questions and learn more about the candidates running for Weston's elected offices.
Upcoming Town Meeting & Town Election Dates
Financial Summit - Monday, October 31, 2022
Special Town Meeting - September 13, 2022, 7 p.m. at Weston High School Auditorium
Annual Caucus - March 6, 2023, 7 p.m., Weston Town Hall, Sears Auditorium, 11 Town House Road
Annual Election - May 6, 2023, 8 to 6 p.m., all precincts report to Town Hall Auditorium
Annual Town Meeting - May 8, 2023, 7 p.m., Weston High School Auditorium
Weston has traditionally used the Town Caucus, allowed under M.G.L. Chapter 53, Sections 117-121, to nominate candidates for town office.
The Town Election is where town officers for the Town of Weston are decided, including the Select Board, School Committee, and Planning Board.
Town Meeting Procedure
The Town Meeting is the legislative body of Weston's town government and all spending, changes in the town bylaws, and zoning bylaws must be approved by Weston voters in attendance.
Town Meeting and Election Archive
View the results from Town Meetings dating back to 2011.