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Town Clerk
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Contact:
Town Clerk
Assistant Town Clerk
Address:
Town Hall
55 Summer St
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Phone:
781-334-9400
Fax:
781-334-9469
Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
 
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Voter registration is now closed for the upcoming November 4th Election.  If you have moved within the last 6 months, you may be eligible to vote in your previous MA community.  You may want to call the Town/City Clerk from your previous community, or feel free to call Lynnfield's Town Clerk's office to check on your voter registration status.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE.  If you will not be in town on Tuesday, November 4th (State Election), you can request an absentee ballot.  Download the application at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleifv/howabs.htm and send to the Clerk’s office.  Once the applicaton is received, the ballot will automatically be mailed to you.
Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if they:
·       will be absent from your city or town on election day, and/or
·       have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling place, and/or
·       you cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.
A completed ballot must be received by the time the polls close on Election Day to be counted.
If you are voting from outside the United States, your completed absentee ballot for a final state or city election can be received up until 10 days after the election, but must be postmarked on or before Election Day.   For more information regarding voting from outside the United States, please go to http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elemil/milidx.htm
Please feel free to call the Clerk’s office at 781-334-9400 should you have questions regarding voter registration or absentee ballots.

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If you are a Lynnfield registered voter and would like to be involved working the election polls, please contact the Clerk's office, either by email - treid@town.lynnfield.ma.us or stop by the office during office hours to inquire.  Election officers assist in greeting voters, verifying registration and providing voters with the approporiate ballot.  At the end of the day, election officers assist the Town Clerk and Wardens with counting the votes and closing the polling location.  Election workers are ask to work one shift, either 6:45 AM - 2:00 PM or 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM, or until votes are counted (varies from election to election).  The pay is $8.00 / hr.  
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The 2014 Lynnfield Street Listing is now available in the Clerk's office.  Limited copies are available.  The cost is $12.00 - cash or check.  These are available on a first come basis.
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The Town Clerk is the chief election official.  The Clerk supervises voter registration, oversees polling places, election officers, and the general conduct of all elections.  The Clerk directs the preparation of ballots, polling places, voting equipment, voting lists, administers campaign finance laws, certifies nomination papers and initiative petitions, and serves on the Board of Registrars.  The Clerk conducts the annual town census and prepares the street list of residents.

The Town Clerk is the keeper of the town seal.  The Town Clerk attests by signature and seal to bonds, contracts, bylaws, resolutions and any other documents requiring town certification. The Clerk provides certified copies of vital records and conducts genealogical research for members of the public, and is responsible for maintenance, disposition, and preservation of municipal archival records and materials.  The Town Clerk administers the oath of office to all town officials, whether they are elected or appointed.

The Town Clerk  certifies the residency of veterans’ who qualify for state bonuses, receives board and committee meeting postings, administers and records oaths of office to town officials; submits zoning by-law and town by-law changes to the Attorney General, and sends the Jury List to the Secretary of State.  The Town Clerk is also responsible for overseeing the State mandated compliance of all employees, and board and committee members, to be sure they follow through annually with any required Conflict of Interest / State Ethics Laws documentation.

In addition, the Town Clerk issues dog tag licenses, storage of flammables, business certificates, and raffle permits

The Town Clerk and the Assistant Town Clerk are Notary Publics, and Commissioners to Qualify Public Officers.

The Town Clerk is a Justice of the Peace.


 
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