Braintree Town Meeting Follow-Up

Braintree Town Meeting Follow-Up

Jessica Brassard • Town Clerk, Braintree


Article Reconsideration – During the budget discussion and vote at Town Meeting in Braintree, a question was asked regarding reconsideration of an article after the fact. To clarify, the voters do have 30 days to sign a petition asking for a special meeting for the article to be reconsidered. See below:

Requests for Reconsideration of an Article
– Whether an article is voted on the floor or by Australian ballot, any voter who does not like the outcome of the vote on an article may file a petition containing signatures of five percent of the legal voters of the town with the legislative body within 30 days of the vote, asking for reconsideration of the article at a special town meeting. 17 V.S.A. 2661. The selectboard or school board must set a special meeting to reconsider the article within 60 days of receiving the petition.

If there is someone that is interested in having an article reconsidered from the Braintree Town Meeting on March 2, 2024, please reach out to the town clerk for wording, etc.