The Supervisor of Records has promulgated regulations 950 CMR 32 to implement the new law which further requires the Town to establish guidelines to assist requestors in making informed requests and post such guidelines on the municipal website by July 1, 2017.
The Public Records Law creates a new position called the Records Access Officer (RAO). Regulations define the RAO as a governmental officer or employee within the municipality designated to perform duties described in 950 CMR 32 including coordinating a response to request for access to public records, assisting individuals seeking public records in identifying the records requested, assisting the custodian in preserving and managing public records, and preparing guidelines that enable requestors to make informed requests. The Town Clerk is the Public Records Access Officer. Please call, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or fill out the application form to request a record.
Formore information on the Public Records Law go to:https://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prenotice.htm
The Town Clerk is responsible for the orderly running of all elections local, state, or federal, and serves as the clerk to the Board of Registrars. Voter registration is done by mail, during normal business hours, and during special sessions prior to elections.