Town Meeting

Fall Special Town Meeting Warrant

  1. November 2, 2021
  2. May 16, 2021
  3. October 27, 2020
  4. June 23, 2020
2021 Fall Special Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Department of Public Works Garage located at 170 Dwight Road Longmeadow, MA. 

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Moderator’s Task Force on Electronic Voting

Purpose:  Town Meeting Electronic Voting Handset

* To investigate the feasibility, security, costs, and outcomes of electronic voting technology and processes.


* report available to the public


* The task force will be appointed by mid-March, starting work by the end of March, with a report due by the end of 2021.

Electronic voting is the use of hand-held electronic devices for the purpose of recording a vote in a large gathering. Several towns use this in their town meetings. Some use it to speed up the counts for those votes that require a hand count. Some use it to move from public to private voting.

The task force will be chaired by the Rules Committee Chair and will include the Town Clerk, one other member of the Rules Committee that has studied this issue until now, and 2 or 3 other residents. 

I invite residents who are interested in serving on this task force to submit their letter of interest that includes qualifications and any possible conflicts of interest to me at by March 13. Qualifications may include a background in software development or large group facilitation, with a curiosity about understanding both social and technological aspects of electronic voting. 

Contact the Town Moderator

  1. Rebecca Townsend
    Town Moderator


    Thank you for reading this information. Anyone with questions about the meeting is welcome to contact Moderator Rebecca Townsend at Our work may be physically distant, but it’s inherently social. Our community has faced great trials before, and we shall similarly face this one with as much wisdom about what will permit safety for our democratic traditions to continue.  


Applications to volunteer for the Longmeadow Rules Committee will be accepted until July 31, 2020. The Rules Committee was established by the town Charter to advise the Moderator on issues of procedures related to Town Meeting. The committee consists of five members in staggered three-year terms. There is one vacancy for a 3-year term ending in 2023 and a vacancy for a term that ends in 2022. Longmeadow voters who have an interest in serving may complete an application, available via the town website here.