Town Meeting

The legislative body of the Town of Amherst is a Representative Town Meeting, consisting of 240 elected Town Meeting members, 24 from each of 10 precincts plus 14 ex officio members: the 5 members of the Select Board, the 5 members of the School Committee, the President of the Library Trustees, the Chair of the Finance Committee, the Moderator, and the Town Manager. The Annual Town Meeting usually begins in late April or early May.

Upcoming Events
Meet Your Precinct Town Meeting Candidates - 
Saturday, March 17, 2018
This is a pre-election opportunity for any and all Amherst residents to meet their Town Meeting Candidates and learn their views on issues facing Amherst, sponsored by the Town Meeting Coordinating Committee and moderated by the League of Women Voters of Amherst.
      Where:  Amherst Regional Middle School, 170 Chestnut Street
      When:  Precincts 1-5 begin at 10:00 am  - 11:30 am

                   Precincts 6-10 begin at 12:00 - 1:30 pm

See also the "Running for Town Meeting" page.

Important Deadlines
February 5, 2018 at noon - Citizen Zoning Petitions are due. See How to Bring a Citizen Petition Article to Town Meeting (PDF)
February 5, 2018 at noon - Citizen Miscellaneous Petitions except for Resolutions are Due
February 6, 2018 - Deadline for signing up to have your name on the ballot as a Town Meeting member candidate. Sign up at the Town Clerk's Office. See Running for Town Meeting.
February 6, 2018 - Deadline to file nomination papers for Town Meeting and town-wide offices.
February 22, 2018 - Deadline to withdraw or file objections to signatures

February 22, 2018 - Board of Registrars draw names for placement on ballot
February 26, 2018 at noon - Citizen Resolution Petitions are due.

March 7, 2018 - Deadline to register to vote

March 27, 2018 - Annual Town Election

Annual Town Meeting 2018 begins on April 30, 2018
Additional dates of May 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, June 4, 7, 11, 2018 reserved.  

  1. Fall Special Town Meeting 11/06/2017
  2. April 26, 2017 Annual Town Meeting
  3. Related Information

Town Meeting Archive – Past Town Meeting Warrants, Results and Related Information

Questions? Contact:
Town Manager's Office
4 Boltwood Avenue
Email | 413-259-3001 

Page last updated January 17, 2018