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 3 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 3 year term.

As nearly as possible the members of the board shall represent the 2 leading political parties. The town clerk need not be enrolled in a political party. 

Current Registrars

  • Jacqueline Gardner (D) 2021
  • Demetria Shabazz (D) 2022
  • Shavena Martin (U) Town Clerk, Ex Officio
  • Jaime Wagner (R) 2020
*Chapter 51, Section 15 provides for the Select Board to appoint, from a list submitted to them by the town committee of the political party from the members of which the position is to be filled, containing the names of 3 enrolled members of such party resident in the town, selected by a majority vote at a duly called meeting, at which a quorum is present of such committee.

If the Town Committee provides a list of 3 names to the Select Board within 45 days of having been requested, the Select Board must make an appointment from the list.

If the Town Committee fails to or chooses not to provide a list, the Select Board may appoint any registered Democrat or Republican, (depending on the position to be filled) to Board of Registrars.