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How do I go about petitioning an article for the warrant?
There are a number of ways a person can get an article considered at Town Meeting. A person can discuss the issue with the Town Manager and/or a Town Board, including the Board of Selectmen, who may take up the issue and submit it directly to the warrant. A person can also petition to have an article considered at town meeting, which requires support of at least 10 registered voters of the Town for an article in on an annual town meeting warrant, and support from at least 100 registered voters of the Town for an article on a special town meeting warrant. If you are interested in submitting a petitioned article, please see the Town Clerk, who can provide you with a petition form and help guide you through the process.

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1. When does Town Meeting begin?
2. What is the quorum requirement for Town Meeting?
3. Can I vote absentee for Town Meeting articles?
4. What is a warrant? What is an article?
5. Who determines the order of articles on the warrant?
6. Who can place an article on the warrant?
7. How do I go about petitioning an article for the warrant?
8. What is the difference between an Annual and Special Town Meeting?
9. Can I get any help in creating a petitioned article for the warrant?
10. When does the warrant close?

Town of Provincetown
260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Ph: (508) 487-7000
Fx: (508) 487-9560