More than 200 people stepped forward and will serve as elected Town Meeting members, many of them newcomers to the political process.
Town Clerk Amy Hennessy Neves estimated several dozen people were newly elected Monday to Town Meeting, which now has an expanded size to reflect the town's eight precincts.
The elected body votes annually on the town budget, and on town bylaws and other matters. Among the more controversial issues that will be decided this year at Town Meeting:
Seats remain open in seven of the eight precincts, in part because of ties among write-in candidates. Only Precinct 5 is fully-stocked, with 30 representatives.
Few people pulled nomination papers in many of the precincts, but write-in candidates Monday helped fill the roster of 30 for each of the town's precincts. Precincts 4 and 7 have the greastest number of vacancies, seven and six respectively.
[Editor's note: see attached PDFs for a listing of all elected representatives, by precinct.]
People still have a chance to get elected to Town Meeting. People who are interested need to obtain nomination papers and collect more than 30 valid signatures from registered voters who live in their precinct. Return this to the Town Clerk's office by May 1. A special election would then be held at the for those qualified candidates.