The Moderator shall be elected at the regular annual election for a term of one year and he shall preside over the Annual and Special Town Meetings. Within 20 days following his or her election, the Moderator shall appoint a Deputy Moderator to serve as Moderator in the event the Moderator is absent from any Town Meeting. The Moderator shall also make appointments as required of him or her by Bylaw or action of Town Meeting.
The Deputy Moderator shall in no event exercise any of the appointive powers granted to the Moderator. The term of the Deputy Moderator shall end at the same time as that of the Moderator.
The Moderator and Deputy Moderator shall receive no compensation for their services