Marion develops coronavirus precautions for Town Meeting, election

Jun 4, 2020

MARION — Town Meeting and the Annual Town Election will be a bit different this year, as the town takes precautions to avoid spreading coronavirus. 

Annual Town Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 22 at 6:45 p.m. The meeting will still be at Sippican School, but to comply with social distancing requirements, chairs will be arranged seven feet apart in the multi-purpose room, cafeteria and gymnasium. This configuration will seat approximately 170 residents. Couples or people sharing a household will not be required to sit seven feet apart.

The Tabor Academy field house will allow space for additional residents, if needed. The multipurpose room at Sippican School will be used to broadcast the meeting to the cafeteria and the gymnasium, as well as the Tabor field house (if used), and to Zoom. Communication set up between the rooms will allow for questions.

Marion needs residents who would like to attend Town Meeting to register by emailing Debbie Paiva at or by calling 508-748-3520. Registrants should provide an address and telephone number and specify whether they wish to be seated singly or as a couple or members of the same household and use a face mask on the night of. 

Town Election is scheduled for Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center, 465 Mill Street. The revised voting hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Voters should bring their own mask, pen and gloves. There will be no more than 10 voters in the building at a time, and voting booths will be separated and cleaned after each use.

Town officials encourage voters to take advantage of the Early Voting Ballot Application and vote by mail option to reduce interactions at the polls and potential wait times.

Questions or concerns about early voting, voting applications or ballots can be directed to Town Clerk Lissa Magauran at 508-748-3502 or