Term of Office
The Board of Selectmen appoints the Registrar for a term of 2 years. The appointment is made in January of each odd numbered year. The Registrar appoints the deputies.
The Registrar of Voters is responsible for compiling and maintaining a List of Voters for the town. Some of the duties include the following:
Registration of Voters
Adds and removes enrollment as required
Maintains a list of voters
Makes correction of addresses
Provides a list of voters for the polls on Election Day.
Provides the Town Clerk with current list of voters
Receives applications for voter registration
Removes names of voters who have moved or died
Sends confirmation cards to address of applicant
Checks names on petitions to verify voter residency
Checks records of the Assessor for changes of addresses
Checks the records of the Town Clerk for deaths and marriages (in the case of marriages, Registrar sends inquiry to voter for change of name and/or address)
Files all necessary reports with the Secretary of State
Holds office hours as long as the polls are open
Holds office hours during municipal caucuses for at least 1/2 hour before commencement
Maintains a schedule of hours for registration and list maintenance
Must conduct a systemic purge at least once every five years (confirmation by mass mailings as prescribed by MRSA Title 21-A)
Notifies previous place of residence of applicant’s new voting residence
Registrar shall keep a record of changes for at least 2 years
The Office of the Registrar is located at the back entrance to the Town Hall. Currently, most business is conducted from the Town Clerk's Office since the Registrar is also Deputy Town Clerk.