The Town Clerk serves as the chief election official and is responsible for the general conduct for all elections including voter registration, absentee ballots, preparation of ballots, polling places, voting equipment, hiring of all election workers, voter lists, certification of nomination papers and initiative petitions, and reports official election results to the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Town Clerk records and certifies all official actions of the Town, including Town Meeting legislation and appropriations, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals decisions, records state tax liens, and keeps the Town Seal. The Town Clerk further preserves municipal archival records and continues to record all vital statistics occurring in Wilbraham or to Wilbraham residents elsewhere, such as births, marriages and deaths, and provides access to such public records in compliance with the Public Records Law.
The Town Clerk maintains records of adopted municipal codes, local bylaws, oaths of office, resignations and appointments, petitions, publications, budgets, meeting minutes and financial statements. The Town Clerk also submits bylaws and zoning ordinances to the Attorney General for approval.
The Town Clerk administers the oath of office to all elected and appointed members of the local committees and bears the responsibility to ensure compliance with the State Open Meeting Law and Conflict of Interest Law by posting all public meetings of government entities.
The Town Clerk issues state licenses and permits, including marriage licenses, burial permits, and permits for raffles and bazaars. The Clerk also issues local licenses, permits, and certain certificates, dog licenses and fuel storage permits.
Board of Registrars
|David J. Goodrich Sr.||June 2021|
|Edward Lennon||June 2021|