Town Clerk / Registrar of Voters


Often considered the first stop in local government, the Town Clerk's office responds to inquiries from the public and serves as a central information point for other town departments, residents and citizens at large by providing knowledge and assistance in a fair and impartial manner to all.

The Town Clerk serves as recording officer, registrar of vital statistics, public records officer, and licensing officer.  The Town Clerk maintains records of adopted municipal code, bylaws, oaths of office, resignations and appointments.  The Clerk's Office issues marriage licenses, dog licenses and business certificates.  The Clerk’s Office records all actions of town meetings, and posts all public meetings on the official town bulletin board and town website.

The Town Clerk also serves as chief election official and is directly responsible to the voters of the Town.  The Town Clerk oversees the polling location and the conduct of all elections and election-related activity.  The Clerk works with the Board of Registrars to promote and maintain voter registration and voter records.

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Patricia C. Bessette Town Clerk (508) 588-0414 ext. 1013
Carla Mazgelis Costa Assistant Town Clerk (508) 588-0414 ext. 1015
Sally Theil Senior Clerk (508) 588-0414 ext. 1014
Doreen Gouthro Administrative Assistant (508) 588-0414 ext. 1010
Jean Inman Registrar of Voters
Philip J. Tortorella Registrar of Voters