The parking lot of the Carlisle Congregational Church at 147 School Street will be used for the purposes of the 2020 Citizens Caucus. Participants are asked to begin entering the parking lot as early as 4:30 pm on Monday May 18, 2020. The Caucus is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm.
Participants are required to follow the Governor’s Executive orders regarding distancing and the use of face covers/masks.
The Town Clerk will verify voter eligibility of those in each vehicle who enter the parking lot. Only registered voters will be allowed to nominate a candidate for election and vote.
A police officer will direct the participants’ vehicle to a parking space which will be distanced by minimum of 6 feet.
Participants will be allowed to exit their vehicle but are required to stand next to the vehicle to maintain a social distance of 6 feet.
At 5:00 pm if a quorum of 25 registered voters is achieved the Caucus will be opened by the Town Clerk. If there is no quorum by 5:00 pm, Caucus will be delayed until the quorum is achieved. The Town Clerk will request nominations for a Caucus Chair. Once in place the Caucus Chair will request nominations for a Caucus Clerk.
The Chair of the Caucus will instruct that those who wish to nominate a candidate for office state their name and address and the name of the candidate they are nominating. A second is required following the same process of stating their name and address and the name of the candidate.
The Chair will then proceed with the nomination process by calling for nominees.
Nominators will be required to speak while standing next to their vehicle. If they cannot be heard by the Caucus Clerk a police officer may repeat the information on their behalf.
After the Caucus Clerk closes the Caucus, those who were nominated and are present will be asked to come forward to sign the Town Caucus Certificate of Nomination paper while maintaining the proper social distancing of 6 feet.