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Mashpee Board of Registrars <br /> Minutes of Meeting <br /> May 16,2015 <br /> Quashnet School Gymnasium <br /> Present: Chairman Susan Regan, Margaret Bent, Ernest Virgilio, Deborah Dami, and Scott McGee, Chairman of the <br /> Mashpee School Committee <br /> Call To Order: <br /> Ms. Regan called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm at the Quashnet School Gymnasium <br /> Minutes: <br /> The minutes of April 15, 2015 were accepted as printed. <br /> New Business <br /> 1. The Board discussed submitting an article to move'the Annual Town Election from a Saturday to the third Tuesday <br /> in May. Ms. Dami would like to see this occur for a couple of reasons: a)voter turnout on Saturdays has become <br /> less and less over the years, especially if the ballot is a small one. b) quite a few towns on the Cape have their <br /> elections on the third Tuesday of May; and c) normally Mother's Day falls on the second Sunday of May, but every <br /> few years Mother's Day falls on the third Sunday which means that the Annual Town Election is moved to the <br /> Saturday after town meeting or the weekend before Mother's Day. This is going to create confusion to the voters <br /> when this occurs. <br /> It was also noted that with weekend elections, it difficult to solicit election workers because of events taking <br /> place on Saturdays in the spring. It was difficult getting workers for Mother's Day weekend. Now we are dealing <br /> with different issues such as graduations, weddings, etc. <br /> School Committee Chair,Scott McGee understood the complications caused with having elections an weekends. <br /> Mr. Virgilio felt that it makes sense to align the-elections with the other towns. Mr. Virgilio made the motion to <br /> support an article to move to the Annual Town Election to the third Tuesday in May. Ms. Bent seconded the <br /> motion. The vote of the Registrars was unanimous. <br /> Meeting Adiourned <br /> Mr.Virgilio made motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:41 PM. The vote was unanimous. <br /> R s �ectfully submitt <br /> De oraDami <br /> Town Clerk/Registrar <br />