Referendum (March 28, 2017)

March 28, 2017 Referendum on January 30, 2017, Town Meeting vote


  • Amherst Town Government Act, Section 2.4 Referendum
    • 2.43 Determination of result “A question put to the voters at large under the provisions of this section shall be determined by a vote of the same proportion of voters voting thereon as would have been required by law had the question been finally determined at a representative town meeting. No action of the representative town meeting shall be reversed unless a number of registered voters equal to at least eighteen (18) percent of all the active registered voters shall so vote. Otherwise the action shall take effect immediately upon the certification by the town clerk of the vote upon the referendum.”
  • Town Meeting Handbook, Amherst League of Women Voters, p.10 “The Referendum on Town Meeting Votes”
  • Your Amherst Government, Amherst League of Women Voters, p.66


Ballot Question Committees

SASS Referendum Committee (“Vote No”)

“Vote Yes” (to reverse TM and fund the school consolidation)