Workshops & Training

MTCCA’s Title 30A Town Meeting and Local Election Law Webinar sponsored by Maine Town and City Clerks’ Association – 2/7/23 - 2/8/23

Registration is now closed. Please contact for further assistance.

Dates: Two 3.5-hour sessions – Tuesday, February 7, 2023 & Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Location: Remote Access – Live Webinar via ZOOM
Time:  9:00am-12:30pm
Cost:  MTCCA Member: $60; Non-Member: $80
Presenters: Breana Gersen and Susanne Pilgrim, Staff Attorneys, Maine Municipal Association; Sue Skidgell, Clerk, Town of Perham; Merton Brown, Clerk, Town of Kennebunk; Shelly Crosby, Clerk, Town of Orono


Course Information:

This 2-part webinar will cover many aspects of town meeting and election procedure, including: Fundamentals of a Warrant, Secret Ballot Elections, Preparation for the Meeting, Role of the Moderator and Clerk, Voters, Open Town Meeting, Voters’ Petitions, Inspections, and Recounts.

Day 1 Agenda:

Chapter 1: Basic Concepts

Chapter 2: Fundamentals of the Warrant

Chapter 3: Additional Considerations in Warrant Preparation

Chapter 4: Related Issues

Chapter 5: Open Town Meeting Petitions


Day 2 Agenda:

Chapter 7: Conduct of Town Meeting

Chapter 8: Secret Ballot Voting

Chapter 9: Preparation of Secret Ballots and Related Materials

Chapter 10: Secret Ballot Election Day

Chapter 11: Recounts

Chapter 12: Post-Election Matters


Please note: ALL participants should have a copy of the current Town Meeting and Elections Manual (January 2020 edition) to refer to throughout the training, as Instructors teach directly from this manual. Manuals are available to purchase online at or by calling the MMA Publications department at (800) 452-8786. Manuals may also may be downloaded for free from MMA’s website (, under the Member Center.

*Registrants will receive their Zoom registration, including meeting details and the link to access the webinar, no later than 24 hours in advance.



Cancellation notification must be provided in writing. Cancellations received after 2/2/23 at 9am will be charged a $15 cancellation fee. Please complete this form to cancel your registration: If you have questions, please contact the Educational Services Office at (800) 452-8786 or (207) 623-8428 or


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