Town Meeting

Stoughton has a representative Town Meeting form of town government. Per the Town Charter, Stoughton has 168 Town Meeting Representatives. Twenty-one representatives are elected to three-year terms from each of the eight Stoughton voting precincts. Pursuant to the Town Charter, under Section C7-1, the Annual Town Meeting shall be held on the first Monday in May. The Select Board may call a Special Town Meeting at any time in accordance to the Town Charter. Town Meeting continues until business is completed or is otherwise scheduled. Contact the Town Clerk's office or the Town Moderator for specific town meeting dates. Further details regarding the Town Meeting are available in the Town Charter.

This year’s Annual Town Meeting has been scheduled to start on Monday May 6, 2024 at 7:00PM. The Meeting will be held in person at the Stoughton High School Auditorium. Face masks are optional. The dates reserved for the Annual Town Meeting are the following: Monday, May 6; Wednesday, May 8 Monday, May 13; Wednesday May 15 and if needed Monday, May 20; Wednesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 29. The Annual Town Meeting is also scheduled to be shown on Stoughton Media Access Corporation (SMAC) television. The Annual Town Meeting is preceded by the Organizational Town Meeting which the Charter states is held the Thursday preceding the start of the Annual Town Meeting. This year the Organizational Town Meeting is scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 2, 2024 at the O’Donnell Middle School Cafeteria. This meeting starts at 7:00PM. The Town Moderator is Bob Mullen and can be contacted by bmullen@stoughton-ma.gov. The Deputy Town Moderator is Carmel Drewes and can be contacted at carmel.02072@gmail.com. If any resident is interested in becoming a Town Meeting Representative, please contact Bob Mullen and/or Carmel Drewes by email. We can let you know if there are any openings in your particular Precinct and then let you know how to go about being elected or caucused in.

To learn more about Town Meetings in general, please go to the Secretary of State's Citizens Guide here.

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