The Board of Registrars are responsible for maintaining accurate lists of registered voters in the town, accepting nomination papers, and certifying initiative or referendum petitions. The Board also conducts an annual census and has other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned to them under Chapter 51 of the Massachusetts General Laws.
The Board of Registrars consists of three (3) persons appointed for three (3) year terms by the Board of Selectmen, with one (1) member appointed each year as prescribed in Chapter 51, Section 15, of the Massachusetts General Laws. The fourth member of the Board is the Town Clerk. As nearly as possible, the members of the board shall represent the two leading political parties. The town clerk need not be enrolled in a political party.