Board of Registrars

Appointment and Term of Office

Massachusetts General Laws require that in every city and town there exist a Board of Registrars consisting of the city or town clerk and three 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 three year term. As nearly as possible the members of the board shall represent the two leading political parties. The Town Clerk need not be enrolled in a political party.

Current Registrars

Name Phone Address Term Expires
Patricia E. Dzuris, Clerk 978-250-5205 50 Billerica Rd., Chelmsford 01824 - - -
Curtis Barton (R) 978-250-1850
15 State St., Chelmsford 01824 6/30/2022
James M. Lane Jr. (R) 617-799-1511 290 Old Westford Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824
Thomas R. Fall (D) 978-256-3297 225 Littleton Rd. #10-111, Chelmsford 01824 6/30/2024

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.

Mass. General Laws, Chapter 51, Section 15
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