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Petitions for RTM candidates ready

Published 9:21 pm, Tuesday, July 16, 2013
  • Petitions for candidates interested in running this November for the Representative Town Meeting will be available starting Tuesday, July 23. Photo: File Photo / Westport News
    Petitions for candidates interested in running this November for the Representative Town Meeting will be available starting Tuesday, July 23. Photo: File Photo

 

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Residents interested in running for the Representative Town Meeting can pick up a petition at the Town Clerk's office beginning Tuesday.

Petitioners must gather 25 signatures from residents in their district in order to be on the ballot Nov. 5. The completed petitions must be returned to the Town Clerk by Sept. 10.

"My staff will gladly review the instructions with the petitioner," Town Clerk Patricia Strauss said in a statement. "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 non-partisan 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 more information, contact Strauss at 203-341-1105 or pstrauss@westportct.gov.