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Townsend MA
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Town Clerk
Contact Information:
Contact TypeContact Information
Town Clerk
Assistant Town Clerk
Memorial Hall, Lower Level
272 Main Street
Townsend, MA 01469
978-597-1700 Ext 1704
Mon- Fri 9:00 - 4:00
Tues 9:00 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00 pm
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Board of Registrar of Voters
Mary Jane O'Hara
Katherine Thrasher
Claire Devine
Kathleen Spofford

Description of Services
The Town Clerk's Office serves as the central information point for local residents and citizens at large.
The Town Clerk is the keeper of vital statistics, the custodian of the Town Seal, administers the oath of office to all persons elected or appointed to any Town office,  and issues such licenses and permits as are required by law.  The Town Clerk supervises and manages the conduct of all elections and other matters relating to elections.  The Town Clerk serves as the Clerk of Town Meeting, keeps its records, and in the absence of the Town Moderator and Deputy Moderator, presides pending election of a temporary Moderator by Town Meeting vote.  The Town Clerk has such other powers and duties as given by the laws of the Commonwealth, the Town Charter, By-Laws and by other Town Meeting vote.

Primaries - State & Presidential

Attention Voters:

There are four political parties in Massachusetts. If you are enrolled in one of these political parties, you will find the following letter codes next to your name in the column marked “PARTY” on your 2016 census.

D - Democratic Party     

R - Republican Party

J - Green-Rainbow         

CC - United Independent Party

When voting on September 8, 2016, at the State Primary, voters who are enrolled in one of the above parties can only vote on the ballot for that party. Voters who are unenrolled in a party (commonly known as “Independent”) will be listed with the party code “U” in the PARTY column. Unenrolled voters and voters who are members of Political Designations (indicated by other letter codes) can choose which party’s ballot they would like to receive.

If you wish to change your party enrollment for the State Primary, you must do so on or before August 19, 2016. You may change your party enrollment by completing a new voter registration form in person, by mail, or online or


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