There is more than one way for an article to get on the Warrant.
The first way is for the Board of Selectmen to determine what items can get on the Town Warrant for Town Meeting. In addition to that, in Massachusetts, residents may place articles on the warrant without approval of the Selectmen by petitioning to insert the article.
Petitions to insert an article on the warrant for an Annual Town Meeting require ten signatures of eligible Dover voters. Petitions to insert an article on the warrant for a Special Town Meeting require 100 signatures or the signatures of 10% of the registered voters in the town, whichever is less.
Annual Town Meeting
The Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting is usually open for acceptance of articles in early December and closes in late January. Please call the Selectmen’s Office at 508-785-0032, ext. 221 for more information.