Board of Registrars
Barrett, Jean H. (Republican) 2015
Hooper, Donna M., Clerk (Unenrolled)
Lawlor, Sally (Republican) 2014
Warren, Sarah L., Chair (Democrat) 2013
Appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Length of Term: 3 years
Appointments made: March 31
Meeting Times: As needed
Purpose - The Registrar of Voters consists of three members who shall represent the two leading political parties of the Town; however, no more than two members may be from the same party. The Town Clerk need not be enrolled in a political party. While the Board's original purpose was to verify the accuracy and validity of elections, the Board may vote to authorize the Town Clerk to perform all certification functions.
Registrars assist the Town Clerk's office in promoting voter registration, maintaining voter registration, certifying signatures on nomination papers and petitions, issuing party enrollment certificates, certifying absentee voter applications, investigating challenges to local nomination papers, conducting recounts, assisting in the preparation of the street list, and being present at all elections as part of the reporting process.
Criteria for Membership - Member of one of the two leading political parties in Town. The Board of Selectmen makes each appointment from a list submitted by the town committee of the political party from the members of which the position is to be filled.
Ref. – Mass. General Laws, Chapter 51, Section 15
Secretary of the Commonwealth - ELECTIONS DIVISION