Petitions for Westport epresentative Town Meeting Candidates Available

Town Clerk Jeffrey Dunkerton has announced that residents interested in running for the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) may pick up a petition at the Town Clerk’s office beginning July 20, 2021.

Petitioners must gather 25 signatures from residents in their district to be on the ballot November 2, 2021.

The completed petitions must be returned to the Town Clerk by September 14, 2021.

The Town Clerk’s office will review the instructions with the petitioner. A district map and a list of district voters will be supplied to aid each petitioner in gathering the required signatures.

Members of the 36-member RTM are elected on a nonpartisan basis, with four delegates from each of the town’s nine voting districts.  Members are elected for two-year terms.

RTM members vote on town appropriation requests of more than $20,000; approve town ordinances; vote on final approval of the town budget; serve on two or more committees that review and make recommendations regarding appropriations and ordinances; and review certain decisions of town boards and commissions.

For further information about this and other election matters, contact the Town Clerk Jeffrey Dunkerton at 203-341-1105 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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