To guarantee the Charter question placement on the ballot requires 3,215 voter signatures
The advantage of Charter change enthusiasts -- aka Amherst For All -- knowing our town well enough to know that antiquated Town Meeting needs to go, is they also know all the popular spots to stake out and let the voters come to them for signature acquisition.
Although I'm told they are also doing the old fashioned neighborhood canvas, something individual politicians (and police) have been doing for generations.
Clare Bertrand and Niels la Cour collecting signatures under their very own tent at Farmers Market
On Saturday a crew was stationed on the Town Common during the Amherst Farmers Market, which also coincided with the UMass Homecoming Parade through town center.
As of close of business today Town Clerk Sandra Burgess confirms her office has certified 1,121 signatures -- or more than one third of the way to target goal.
For the Charter question to appears on the upcoming spring local election ballot proponents must hand in all the required signatures by December 21st .
Thus I'm comfortable predicting Christmas will be a tad more merry this year.