Keeper of all things Election Related

Our town clerk is the keeper of all things election related!

This includes securing and storing the ballots after they have been counted. For State and Federal elections, those ballots are stored for 22 months. For local elections the ballots are stored for 90 days.

The ballots are secured in the Town records vault. Each bag of ballots is dated and secured with a numbered tamper-proof lock. The lock numbers are recorded with the state. Each step of the process is designed to ensure that ballots are properly stored and secured.

For example, the ballots shown in this image will be disposed of this coming September. The detail shows the date and tamper proof lock.

This week the ballots from the 2020 Presidential Primary reached their end date for storage. The end result? We recycle them!