Election Overview

The Town Clerk is authorized by state law and local statute to administer elections and all election-related processes and responsibilities for all elections:                

  • Town Elections
  • State Elections
  • Presidential Elections
  • Primaries – State / Presidential  

The Registrar of Voters, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, work with the Town Clerk’s Office in matters regarding elections;  however the daily administration of the Registrars’ responsibilities is managed by the Town Clerk’s Office.
General Duties and Administration

  • Provides general assistance for voters, candidates, political parties and committees
  • Conducts all voter registration sessions
  • Prepares the voting lists following each session
  • Maintains all voter registrations, changes, deletes, and change-of-party requests
  • Issues party enrollment certificates
  • Supplies nomination papers for candidates, initiatives and referenda
  • Certifies signatures on all nomination papers and petitions
  • Oversees ballot preparations for all elections
  • Processes and maintains absentee ballot requests
  • Tests and maintains election voting equipment
  • Maintains State voter registration computer system
  • Trains and instructs poll workers
  • Tallies election results
  • Administers and oversees campaign finance practices for local candidates & committees
  • Certifies various election tally reports for the Secretary of State
  • Coordinates and conducts all recount activity
  • Maintains and preserves the records of all elections