2020 Town Meeting Timeline & Information
2020 ALSTEAD TOWN MEETING TIMELINE AND INFORMATION
*** Your Voice & Your Vote Count ***
The Alstead Select Board looks forward to your participation in our town’s budgetary process. Please attend:
PUBLIC HEARING on the BUDGET
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall
TOWN DELIBERATIVE SESSION
Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. at Vilas School. The Deliberative Session serves as the Town's legislative body, creating the ballot that will be voted on during the March 10 voting day. Articles may be amended at this session. For example, the dollar amount of an article can be amended by majority vote. Any wordings of articles prescribed by statute are not amendable at the Deliberative Session.
TOWN and SCHOOL VOTING DAY (by ballot)
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – Polls are open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Alstead Town Hall, 9 Main Street, Alstead, NH 03602. Voting on finalized Town and School ballots and Town and School elective positions is conducted on this day.
Absentee ballots and voter registration are available at the Town Clerk’s office 835-2242. Last day to request an absentee ballot in person is Monday, March 9th 5:00 p.m. at the Town Clerk’s office.
OTHER IMPORTANT DATES & INFO
The Alstead Select Board is responsible for preparing our town’s budget which amounts to 23% of your total tax bill. All budgetary requests should be made at a Select Board meeting, every other Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m. (The County, School and School Education portion of your tax bill does not fall under the purview of the Alstead Select Board.)
SPECIAL ARTICLES THAT APPEAR ON THE TOWN’S WARRANT
Friday, January 10, 2020 Last day for voters to petition Select Board to include an article in the warrant proposing a bond governed by RSA 33:8-a. [RSA 40:13, II-a(b)]
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Last day for voters to petition Select Board to include an article in the town meeting warrant, provided that if a petitioned article proposes a bond governed by RSA 33:8-a, the deadline is the preceding Friday, January 10. [RSA 39:3; 40:13, II-a(b)] 4:00 p.m. at the Select Board’s office (not the Town Clerk or Police Department).
Petitions require at least 25 signatures from registered Alstead voters; however, it is highly recommended you get at least 30 signatures. The signatures must be legible and appear as they do on the voter checklist. If we cannot read them to verify that they are on the voter checklist, they will not be counted. We suggest that you have signers of the petition print their name next to their signature as well as include their residential address. Wording of articles varies depending on their purpose; however, examples of article wording can be found in previous town reports. The Select Board can also assist you with wording if contacted in time prior to submission.
FILING FOR CANDIDACY
January 22, 2020 – January 31, 2020. Candidates must file with the Town Clerk’s office during business hours. However, the Town Clerk will be available on Friday, January 31 from 3 – 5 p.m.
1 – Selectman 3-year term
1 – Treasurer 3-year term
1 – Town Clerk/Tax Collector 1-year term
1 – Moderator 2-year term
1 – Trustee of Trust Funds 3-year term
1 – Cemetery Commissioner 3-year term
2 – Library Trustees 3-year term