The Dedham Town Democratic Committee will nominate one of its members to act as a registrar of voters at a meeting on Wednesday night.
The agenda for the meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the ballroom at the Endicott Estate, 656 East St. in Dedham, can be found below.
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Agenda: Wednesday, June 25
7 p.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks from Chairman
7:10 p.m. Treasurer's Report
7:15 p.m. Committee Reports, if any
7:30 p.m. REVOTE: Open Registrar Position
By state law, each party nominates a member to act as a Registrar of Voters
Any members of the DTC interested in being considered for appointment as the next registrar must submit credentials and interest to Cheryl Schoenfeld at email@example.com prior to the meeting on Wednesday. See below agenda for more information.
7:45 p.m. Upcoming state races
8 p.m. Discuss summer BBQ and fundraiser
8:15 p.m. Old Business/New Business
8:30 p.m. Adjourn
Information on Registrar of Voters: Submitted by DTDC
Purpose: The Registrar of Voters consists of three members who shall represent the two leading political parties of the Town; however, no more than two members may be from the same party. The Town Clerk need not be enrolled in a political party. While the Board's original purpose was to verify the accuracy and validity of elections, the Board may vote to authorize the Town Clerk to perform all certification functions.
Registrars assist the Town Clerk's office in promoting voter registration, maintaining voter registration, certifying signatures on nomination papers and petitions, issuing party enrollment certificates, certifying absentee voter applications, investigating challenges to local nomination papers, conducting recounts, assisting in the preparation of the street list, and being present at all elections as part of the reporting process.
Criteria for Membership: Member of one of the two leading political parties in Town. The Board of Selectmen makes each appointment from a list submitted by the town committee of the political party from the members of which the position is to be filled.
Ref. – Mass. General Laws, Chapter 51, Section 15