Sterling’s Annual Town Meeting Showcases the Flexibility of EZ-VOTE

Sterling Massachusetts Town Hall

The town of Sterling, MA used Meridia’s voting keypads and software during the Pandemic in 2020, and 2021 to hold a massive outdoor meeting at their local airport. Now their 2022 town meeting brought them back indoors, proving the flexibility and speed of the EZ-VOTE electronic voting system and keypads.

Electronic Voting for a Multi-Room Town Meeting

Town of Stow 2020 Town Meeting Voting - Indoor Auditorium Location

Towns like Stow, Raynham or Seekonk had to use multi-room voting to accommodate the need for social distancing when a single space couldn’t hold enough residents. The solution Meridia can provide covers two rooms with a single receiver, extending the reception range and enabling every vote to be counted.

Seekonk, MA Town Meeting Utilizes Meridia Electronic Voting System For The First Time

Seekonk, MA Town Meeting, November 2021

The town of Seekonk, MA implemented electronic voting systems for the first time during their November 8th fall town meeting, allowing them to vote, tabulate, and record the results of their Warrant articles and amendments quickly, accurately, and efficiently.

TownVOTE Electronic Voting System Helps Westwood Approve Their New School Project

Westwood, MA Town Meeting

Holding a large outdoor voting session can be complicated event, but not for the town of Westwood, MA. By implementing Meridia’s TownVOTE electronic voting system into their most recent special town meeting, they made it accurate, secure, and fast to register over 1,000 votes in a contentious vote to approve borrowing of $84,610,386 for a new school.

30 Massachusetts Towns Use TownVOTE at their Town and Council Meetings

massachusetts towns

Meridia Interactive Solutions announced at a Massachusetts Town Clerks Association Convention a new milestone of 30 municipalities that use the TownVOTE Electronic Voting System. Town Clerks and Town Moderators benefit from an instant motion resolution and residents’ votes stay anonymous.

Bringing the Benefit of Privacy to the Public Square

Voting Slide Sample - Voted

Town Meeting in any New England town ought to be a simple thing. A motion is brought to a vote and people hold colored cards in the air to indicate whether or not they support the motion. If the color associated with the Ayes dominates the color associated with the Nays, they Ayes have it. That’s pretty straightforward. Shouldn’t take a lot of time.

The Town Meeting Vote in the 21st Century

Since the earliest days, the annual Town Meeting in Uxbridge, Massachusetts has been rife with passion when questions are put on the table relating to the public funding of schools. In 1732, the town had to hold two votes before it could set aside the funds for a school.

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