The Registrars of Voters consists of the Town Clerk, and three other people whom are appointed for three year terms by the Board of Selectmen; one member is appointed each year as prescribed in Chapter 51, Section 15, of the Massachusetts General Laws.
The Registrars of Voters conducts an annual census to determine the number of persons (seventeen years of age and older) in the Town. Aside from conducting the annual census the Registrars of Voters are responsible for maintaining an accurate list of qualified voters in the Town, along with providing facilities for new citizens of the Town to register for the purpose of voting. The Registrars is held accountable for completing any other duties assigned to them under Chapter 51 of the Massachusetts General Laws.
The Board of Registrars Mission is to ensure that elections are held in a fair and impartial manner, and to successfully carry out all responsibilities in a professional and friendly manner.
Processing address and party changes
Certifying nomination papers, and initiative and referenda papers
Processing absentee voter applications
Maintaining the register of voters
Administering elections and any necessary recounts
Conducting the annual town census and then collecting, enumerating, and publishing the Annual Street List of Persons Seventeen Years of Age and Older
Any other duties assigned in Chapter 51 of Massachusetts General Laws