In 2021 we have one local election scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2021. See Offices and Candidates under News & Announcements>>>
If you would like to request an absentee ballot you may complete this form and send it in https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2021-Vote-by-Mail-Application.pdf
Please see the QUICK LINK (lower left side of this page) FOR ELECTION UPDATES - VOTER REGISTRATION - ABSENTEE VOTING.
All Precincts vote at the Lynnfield High School, 275 Essex Street, Lynnfield on ELECTION DAY.
Duties of the Town Clerk:
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's office 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, elected and 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 JuryList 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 marriage licenses, dog tag licenses, storage of flammables, business certificates, and raffle permits, and serves as the Chief Public Records Access Officer.
Town Clerks are committed to work beyond the scope of the mandates and customs of their communities and serve the citizens as the focal point of town government.
The Town Clerk and the Assistant Town Clerk are Notary Publics, and Commissioners to Qualify Public Officers. See more
|Linda Emerson, CMC||Town Clerk||781-334-9401|
|Diane Hammerbeck||Assistant Town Clerk||781-334-9400|