Location: Remote Access – Live Webinar via ZOOM
Cost: MTCCA Member: $60; Non-Member: $80
Presenters: Michael Stultz, Staff Attorney, Maine Municipal Association; Sue Skidgell, Deputy Clerk, City of Caribou; Student Instructor/Observer: John Myers, Clerk, Town of Buxton; Moderated by Christine Wolfe, Clerk, Town of Freeport and Shelly Crosby, Clerk, Town of Orono
Two 3-hour sessions – Wednesday, January 27, 2021 & Thursday, February 4, 2021
**PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS IN THEIR ENTIRETY TO RECEIVE FULL CERTIFICATION CREDIT FOR THE COURSE**
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 – January 27th:
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 – February 4th:
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 https://ebiz.memun.org/PersonifyEbusiness/Store or by calling the MMA Publications department at (800) 452-8786. Manuals may also may be downloaded for free from MMA’s website (www.memun.org), 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 at least 3 business days before the session begins in order to avoid a financial penalty. Cancellations received within that 3 day window will be charged a $15 cancellation fee. Please visit http://www.memun.org/TrainingResources/WorkshopsTraining/Cancellations.aspx or email email@example.com to cancel. If you have any questions please contact the Educational Services Office at (800) 452-8786 or (207) 623-8428.