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Town Meeting

About the Town Meeting

The Town Meeting form of government is used to pass laws and adopt budgets.

Citizens attend in-person and are able to actively participate and vote on issues. The Maine Municipal Association states, “some say that Town Meeting is the ‘purest form of democracy’ because citizens, not their representatives, participate directly in the making of laws and the raising and spending of their taxes” (The Maine Municipal Association, A Citizen’s Guide to Town Meeting, 1).

Annual Town Meetings, which are the ones most associated with a quintessential ‘Town Meeting’, occur around once a year in June and are used to adopt the budget and pass laws. Special Town meetings can be held multiple times a year if needed.
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Relevant Links and Documents

To learn more about the Town Meeting process, please view the Citizen’s Guide to Town Meeting.

Town Meeting Form of Government
Annual Town Meeting Warrants

Town Meeting Archive Videos

Annual Town Meeting May 11, 2023 
Special Town Meeting Feb. 21, 2023
Special Town Meeting Aug. 18, 2022
Annual Town Meeting June 28, 2022
Annual Town Meeting June 15, 2021
Annual Town Meeting Oct. 13, 2020









Town Warrants

06/25/24 Madawaska Annual Town Meeting 2024 Agenda       More...