Responsible for carrying out the election laws of the state and administering state regulations that bear on elections. This involves most of the clerical work connected with maintaining voter registration lists and supervising and tabulating election results. The board also makes policy recommendations with regard to voter registration and petitions for special elections.
Appointment and Term of Office Massachusetts General Laws require that in every city and town there be a Board of Registrars consisting of the city or town clerk and 3 other persons who, in a town, are appointed by the Select Board. Each member of the Board of Registrars, or a Registrar of Voters, is appointed for a 3 year term. As nearly as possible the members of the board shall represent the 2 leading political parties. The town clerk need not be enrolled in a political party.