MARION — Town Administrator James McGrail and the Marion Board of Selectmen would like to provide residents with several important details about the upcoming Annual Town Meeting and Town Election, and the new procedures that will be implemented to help protect the health of residents who attend.
Annual Town Meeting
The Annual Town Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, June 22 at 6:45 p.m.
The meeting location will remain at the Sippican Elementary School, 16 Spring St. Due to the need for social distancing, chairs will be arranged 7 feet apart in the multi-purpose room, cafeteria and gymnasium. This configuration will seat approximately 170 residents. Couples and/or people sharing a household will not be required to sit 7 feet apart.
The Tabor Academy field house will allow space for additional residents, if needed.
The town will also establish a reservation system for residents who plan to attend in person. Residents who RSVP to attend are encouraged to arrive early to facilitate check in and get to an assigned chair in one of the designated rooms. All residents who register to attend must wear a face mask.
The multi-purpose room will be used to broadcast the meeting to the cafeteria and the gymnasium, as well as the Tabor field house if used, and to Zoom. Communication set up between the rooms will allow for questions.
Residents who wish to attend the Town Meeting are asked to RSVP to Debra Paiva at [email protected] or 508-748-3520 by Monday, June 15. When making a reservation, residents should specify whether they will be seated singly or as a couple/members of the same household.
The Town Election is scheduled for Friday, June 26 at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center, 465 Mill St. The revised voting hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Social distancing will limit the number of voters in the building to 10 at one time, and voting booths will be separated and cleaned after each use.
The Town Clerk has mailed each registered voter in town an early voting ballot application. Voters are encouraged to take advantage of the vote by mail option to reduce the potential voter interactions at the polls and potential wait times due to the limited number of voters allowed in the building at one time.
More information will be provided when the registration processes are established.
Questions or concerns about early voting, voting applications or ballots can be directed to Town Clerk Lissa Magauran at 508-748-3502 or [email protected].