Annual Town Meeting (July 11) and Annual Town Election (June 20) Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Halifax Annual and Special Town Meetings scheduled to be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Halifax Elementary School starting at 7:30pm have been recessed until Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Halifax Elementary School starting at 9:00am. This decision was made by the Town Moderator after consulting with Board of Health Agent Cathleen Drinan and the Board of Selectmen. The Town Moderator is allowed to make this decision under Massachusetts Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020 due to the public health emergency. Ms. Drinan wrote that since while protocols are in place for everyone, such as social distancing and the wearing of masks and even though annual town meetings are an exemption to the "no gatherings larger than 10" rule, the Town is not prepared, in her opinion, to have a safe town meeting, at this time or anytime soon. The Town needs more time to work on a plan and choose a location that will allow for safety measures such as social distancing. The Town will be looking at possible venues to hold the Town Meeting, including both indoor and outdoor locations.

You can download a copy of the warrant

The Annual Town Election, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020, is being held on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 10am to 6pm in the Halifax Elementary School Gym. Registered voters can vote by mail (contact the Town Clerk's office at 781-293-7970 for more information) or in-person on Saturday, June 20. All social distancing, face covering, and hygiene protocols will be followed.