Winchester Select Board

YES on Question #2

YES for Select Board

89 Massachusetts towns have already updated the name of their top elected body from Board of Selectmen to Select Board.

All five of Winchester's current Selectmen support this change.

Winchester Town Meeting has already voted with nearly unanimous support to make this change.

On March 27th, 2018, Winchester voters will go to the polls to vote whether to support it as well. 

Vote March 27, 2018 7 a.m. to 8 pm.

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Letters of Support

Shall this Town of Winchester approve the amendments to the Town of Winchester Home Rule Charter recommended by the 2017 Fall Town Meeting summarized below?

The 2017 Fall Town Meeting recommended to change the term “Board of Selectmen” to “Select Board” wherever it appears in the Town of Winchester Home Rule Charter.
— QUESTION #2 - Town Charter Amendment Ballot Question

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It's time.



Town Meeting approves changes to Code of By-Laws

Winchester's Daily Times Chronicle, 11/10/17 (link)

Winchester Town Meeting approves Article 18

Winchester Star, 11/10/17 (link)

Selectmen or Select Board? Winchester asked to de-gender leadership

Winchester Star, 10/17/17 (link)

GUEST COLUMN: Winchester should ditch outdated, gendered terms for town leaders

Winchester Star, 10/17/17 (link)

Inclusiveness starts at the top 

Winchester's Daily Times Chronicle, 9/26/17 (link)

Take Action

1. Share on Facebook 

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2. Email your friends and neighbors

Sample text to send your friends and neighbors to encourage them to get to the polls to vote YES.

Dear Friends,

On March 27th, I'm voting YES on #2 to update the name of our Board of Selectmen to Select Board. This is a change that 90+ other towns have already made in our state. Town Meeting already voted to approve the update with resounding support in November. Now, it's up to all Winchester citizen to voice our support. Please join me in voting YES for Select Board.


3. Vote! 

March 27th, 2018, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Click here to find your polling place

Out of town? Go to the Town Clerk's office before 3/26/18 at 12 noon to vote by absentee ballot.