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Posted on: November 30, 2022

[ARCHIVED] December 1, 2022 Special Town Meeting Information and Resources

The Town of Andover will hold a Special Town Meeting on December 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Collins Center for the West Elementary School Construction project.  The purpose of the Special Town Meeting is to seek the authorization of additional funds to allow completion of construction of the new West Elementary and Shawsheen Preschool.


All Town Meeting attendees must be checked into the meeting in the lobby of the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts on December 1st. Voters must check in at their precinct table. Visit the Town website at and click on “Town Clerk’s Office” under the “Departments” tab and click on “Elections” to search for your precinct under the “Precinct Search” tab. To avoid delays at check in, please check your precinct prior to Town Meeting.

Voters: Only voters who registered by the deadline (November 21st) will be allowed to vote at this Town Meeting. Voters will receive a sticker that must be worn in a visible location on their person to vote.

Non-Voters: Non-voters may attend Town Meeting and will be seated in a special section. Non-voters must check in at the Town Clerk’s table in the lobby to register before being seated. Please be aware that non-voters will not be seated until after 7:00 P.M. when they are voted admittance by Town Meeting. 

Overflow Seating: If meeting attendance exceeds the capacity of the Collins Center, voters and non-voters may be directed to sit in the High School cafeteria. The cafeteria is linked by video and audio feed to the Collins Center.   Participants in both areas will be able to speak to the meeting and vote.

Children: Children may enter the meeting as non-voters. See above. Parents must attend small children during the meeting and sit with them in the designated non-voter section. Voters (with visible stickers) may vote from the non-voter section. Please notify the section counter if you are a voting member. No children or non-voters may sit in the registered voter sections.  

Parking:  There are several parking lots available:

  1. Collins Center Lot                                       4. Lot beside the Field House  
  2. Main Lot at the High School                     5. Red Spring Road 
  3. West Middle School Lot

To view presentations, frequently asked questions, and learn more about the West Elementary and Shawsheen Building project click here.

To view the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting, click here

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