News Brief: Sheffield annual town meeting to be held June 29

After the auditorium has been filled following safe seating protocols, voters will be seated in the school gym and, if needed, the library.

Town of Sheffield to hold annual town meeting Monday, June 29

Sheffield — The annual town meeting will take place Monday, June 29, at 7 p.m. at the Mount Everett Regional School auditorium and adjacent rooms.

Voters may enter the school through the usual entrance to the auditorium or the entrance from the elementary school parking lot.

Voters are required to practice social distancing and wear masks unless unable to do so for health reasons. Marks will be on the floor to help people keep 6 feet apart while checking in. Checking in is likely to take longer than usual, so attendees are advised to arrive early and consider bringing something to read as socializing is not encouraged. Those arriving at 6:50 p.m. may miss the voting on the first warrant articles.

Once checked in, voters will be ushered to their seats. Those who live together may sit together if they check in at the same time. Groups and individuals will be separated at safe distances from each other. After the auditorium has been filled following safe seating protocols, voters will be seated in the school gym and, if needed, the library. Pocketalkers, individual hearing assistance devices, will be available at a separate table during check-in.

Voting this year will be by individual electronic devices that record each person’s vote quickly and secretly. The town moderator will go over meeting protocols when the meeting starts and administer a practice session to enable voters to become comfortable using their voting devices. At the end of the meeting, ushers will escort everyone out at safe distances from each other.

No absentee or mail-in ballots are available for annual town meeting. The meeting will be broadcast live on CTSB.

More information is available on the town’s website, including the full town warrant and voter information sheets on Articles 19, 20 and 21.