Warrant Article

Submit a Warrant Article at Town Meeting

Read and Review

Step 1: Read about warrant articles on the NH Municipal Association website and in this article by the League of Women Voters (MA). Review the Carbon Cash-Back Warrant Article Petition for examples of language to use.

Write Your Own Warrant Article

Step 2: Modify the petition to reflect your town or city’s name and propose warrant article language for your town that addresses plastic pollution. 

Contact Your Town Administrator

Step 3: Contact your Town Administrator to find out the deadline for submitting warrant article petitions in your town/city and the number of signatures needed to have the warrant article submitted by petition. 

Collect Signatures

Step 4: Collect signatures: Mail or email the petition to neighbors asking for signatures or "table" in front of a local business or at your recycling/transfer station. Bring a clipboard and a pen. After people sign, thank them, ask them to tell their friends, and to vote “yes” on the resolution at Town Meeting.

Be Prepared to Speak

Step 5: Be prepared to speak and answer questions on the article at Town Caucus and Town Meeting.

NOTE: In addition to a citizens' petitioned warrant article, you can simply ask your Select Board or Town Council to produce a resolution of support for your proposed warrant, or they may even be willing to put the warrant article on the town warrant themselves (no signatures required).