2022 Annual Town Meeting & Local Election

        The Shutesbury 2022 Annual Town Meeting

                           and Local Election



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The purpose of this page is to provide Shutesburians with a central location for important information and updates about Annual Town Meeting and the Local Election. This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available.


                        UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

                                   Total number of voters who checked in for Town Meeting: 542

                                       ANNUAL TOWN MEETING and LOCAL ELECTION

                                    BEHIND TOWN HALL, 1 COOLEYVILLE RD SHUTESBURY


                                                    ELECTION POLLS OPEN 8:00am

                                                                  CLOSE 2:00pm


                                                  TOWN MEETING STARTS 9:00am 



Annual Town Meeting


Town Meeting Warrant

The Warrant is like the agenda for Town Meeting. Reviewing the warrant ahead of time can help you arrive at Town Meeting prepared and informed.

Budget And Warrant Review Public Forum

This public forum took place on 5/17/22. In the first section, the Finance Committee reviews the budget and answers community questions. In the second part, town officials answer questions about other Warrant articles, and the Moderator answers questions about the Town Meeting process. 

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/o3wBvca1m0zixX2x9WDVHVNUpxc-y2oZVCoCgNyCRld51KtnVpbDCUVlYrIaMkYb.tXMhBS9IVMYHvA2r

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15 Annual Town Meeting articles submitted by the Board of Assessors

FY23 FinCom Budget Report

FY23 Projected Expenses

FY23 Projected Revenues

Capital Improvement Plan 2022, 2023

Projected FY23 CapEx Funding Analysis

The Town of Shutesbury's Annual Town Meeting, written by former Shutesbury Town Moderator Penny Kim and updated Spring 2020

A Citizen's Guide to Town Meeting published by the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth

A Brief Explanation Of Setting The Date Of Town Meeting, written by Town Clerk Grace Bannasch




Sample Ballot

Check your voter registration status online 

Click here to view a list of candidates and offices that will be on the ballot on May 21st!


 Polls open 8:00am on Saturday, downstairs at Town Hall, and close at 2:00pm

Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting Application

If you would like to vote absentee, either by mail or in office, fill out this application and return it to the Town Clerk Office. Absentee ballots will start being mailed out in the last week of April.

Please Note: Absentee Voting is only available for the Election (voting for candidates), and not the Town Meeting (voting on warrant articles).



Town Announce Emails about Annual Town Meeting and Local Election

5/20/22: BOH Update: Town Meeting and More (Board of Health)

5/18/22: Town Meeting Information (Police Chief)

5/16/22: Annual Town Meeting Parking, Set Up and Hours (Town Administrator)

5/12/22: ATM Budget and Warrant Article Review Meeting, May 17, 2022, at 6pm (Town Administrator)

5/11/22: Town Meeting Warrant (Town Clerk)

4/28/22: Register To Vote By Monday! (Town Clerk)

4/21/22: Absentee Voting for Local Election (Town Clerk)

4/4/22: Meet the candidates! And other Voter Information (Town Clerk)

3/29/22: Nomination Papers Due This Week (Town Clerk)

3/8/22: Shutesbury Annual Town Meeting will be on 5/21/22 behind Town Hall (Town Administrator) 

3/4/22: Annual Town Meeting, Local Election and more! (Town Clerk)


Shutesbury In The News!

Shutesbury voters approve new library, fund town budget, published 6/2/22, The Reminder, Doc Pruyne

Shutesbury voters take huge step towards new library, published 5/30/22, The Amherst Bulletin, Chris Larabee

$1.17M override for Shutesbury library is TM's featured item, published 5/16/22, Scott Merzbach

Shutesbury voter registration deadline is Monday published 4/28/22, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Scott Merzbach

Selectboard seat only contested race in Shutesbury's May 21 election published 4/8/22, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Scott Merzbach

Nomination papers deadline for Shutesbury Town Election is April 2 published 3/31/22, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Scott Merzbach


Resources for Candidates:

Campaign Finance Guide

Campaign Finance Seminar from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance



Info and Resources