It is the Town Clerk's responsibility to oversee all aspects of Town, State and Federal elections, primaries, referendums, annual and special town meetings. The Clerk prepares the sample ballots, compiles the list of offices to be filled, oversees the candidates committees and publishes the legal ads. The Clerk is also responsible for creating, issuing, mailing and recording the absentee ballots and delivering them to the polls. The Clerk's office, along with the Registrar of Voters office, registers voters, dispenses voter information, and send out information regarding voting statistics and State required forms as requested.
All applicants for an absentee ballot must fill out the absentee ballot application, return it to the Town Clerk, receive the ballot from the Town Clerk and return it so the Clerk receives it by Election Day. This can be done in the Town Clerk's Office during regular office hours or by mail. To expedite the process, the application may be downloaded from our website, filled out and faxed or emailed to the office. When the Clerk receives the fax or email, the ballot will be mailed, but the applicant must also mail the hard copy of the application and it must be received by Election Day in order for the ballot to be counted.