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At the December Council meeting, Marc Hansen suggested consideration of permitting absentee voting at Town Meetings. Charlie Challstrom noted the Town Charter stipulates Robert’s Rules of Order, latest edition, as the parliamentary authority of the Town Meeting. Robert’s Rules, Section 45 – Absentee Voting states “It is a fundamental principle of parliamentary law that the right to vote is limited to the members of an organization who are actually present at the time the vote is taken in a regular or properly called meeting…” It was the consensus of the Town Council not to pursue this matter further at this time.

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