Cohasset has an open Town Meeting. The articles are presented to the Town Meeting in the form of a warrant prepared by the Town Manager and by the Board of Selectmen. The Town Meeting is run by the Moderator whom is elected and is responsible for declaring the votes which are then recorded by the Town Clerk. The Clerk is also responsible for recording the minutes of the meeting and sending the voted general and zoning bylaws to the attorney general for approval.
The date of the Annual Town Meeting is set by the Board of Selectmen before December 1 of the preceding year and shall be held in either March or April. The Annual Town Election takes place within 35 days after the opening of the Annual Meeting.