A hub of much of the activity at city hall, the office handles the historic duties of the clerk, such as providing copies of birth, marriage and death records, dog licenses, business certificates and municipal ordinances.
In addition, the City Clerk is the chief election official responsible for conducting all federal, state and local elections in the city, and provides administrative support to the City Council, Board of Appeals, License Commission, Traffic Commission and the Board of Registrars of Voters.
For more information, please refer to the “Browse” drop down menu to the right. Simply click on the arrow, and the list of topics will appear.
City Clerk’s Digitization Project – On April 20, 2022, the City Clerk’s office will be having files sent offsite in order to have documents scanned. This project is in efforts to digitize files to continue our ongoing modernization of the office and to ultimately have records readily available and accessible for review. The files we will be sending offsite include City Council Records from 2000 to 2019 and Board of Appeals Records 2005 to 2019. Please be aware that wait times for such documents will be impacted. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this process. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 781-897-5850 or [email protected].
The link below will allow you to check your voting status. You will enter your first and last name, date of birth and zip code. You must also check off a block agreeing that you are using the page to check only your own record. According to the Secretary of State, access or attempted access to information that is exempt from public disclosure other than the voter may subject the user to criminal prosecution or civil liability.
Once in, the site shows your voting status, party enrollment, whether an ID is required at the polls, voting location, current State and Federal elected officials, and contact information to the city clerk’s office. If your voting status is “inactive”, contact the city clerk’s office to update your information, otherwise you will have to complete an affidavit and show an ID at the polls on election day. At the top of the page there is a disclosure that tells you when the information was last updated.
Are you registered to vote? Click here to find out: Am I registered?
Not registered? Click here to register to vote on-line: On-Line Voter Registration
Follow this link to track your absentee ballot: Track my absentee ballot
If a voter will be absent from the city during the hours the polls are open, has a physical disability preventing her from going to the polling place, or a religious belief that does not permit her to vote on the day of the election, or if the voter has entered a health care facility anytime after 12 noon on the fifth day before the election, or if the voter qualifies as a non-registered voter who is:
Application for Absentee Ballot Voting
Application for an absentee ballot must be made in writing, signed by the voter and received by the City Clerk by no later than 12 noon the day before the election. The ballot will be mailed to the voter. In the alternative, the voter can go to the Office of the City Clerk, fill out an application for an absentee ballot and vote in person at the Office of the City Clerk. NO ballot can be taken out of the Office of the City Clerk in hand, unless the voter has entered a health care facility anytime after 12 noon on the fifth day before the election and files an appropriate application.
Application for Absentee Ballots