Town Meetings/Warrants

The Town of Blue Hill is ultimately governed by its “legislative body”—all citizens registered to vote in Blue Hill. The legislative body acts through Town Meetings called for the purpose of voting on one or more articles in a warrant.

Annual Town Meeting

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At the Town’s Annual Town Meeting, elections are held for a variety of municipal positions, the Town’s annual appropriations for municipal and school expenditures are voted on, and other business (such as the enactment of any new or amended ordinances or other matters requiring a Town vote are considered.

The Blue Hill Annual Town Meeting is generally held over two days, starting with the first Friday in April. The first day, Friday, consists of referendum (secret ballot) votes for the election of officials and any other matters designated for referendum voting in the annual Warrant. The meeting is then adjourned until the next day, Saturday, at which the Town’s voters reconvene to discuss, consider amendments to, and vote on the remaining warrant articles.

Special Town Meetings

The Town also may hold one or more Special Town Meetings over the course of the year, generally to consider and vote on matters that cannot be delayed until the next Annual Town Meeting.