May 16, 2023 Annual Town Meeting
North Andover continues to be a laboratory for what Town Meeting may be like in the future. Once again we are testing whether deliberative results from Town Meeting represent the opinion of the citizenry at large. For the third time we will be conducting a straw poll inviting citizens to state their opinion on each article whether or not they attend Town Meeting. The straw poll, launched electronically via the town website, will be live through Town Meeting until its adjournment. Comparative results will be published post the adjournment of the meeting. The votes in this straw poll will not count but merely be an expression of opinion of the people who chose to make that opinion known. Completing this is not a substitute for attending Town Meeting as all deliberative benefits and power is in the room. You are invited to do both – express your opinion here AND come to Annual Town Meeting on May 16th at 6:30pm on the North Andover High School.