The Board of Canvassers is a bipartisan canvassing authority whose members are appointed by the Council to 6-year terms. The Board oversees the election process, meeting as needed to prepare for upcoming elections and the Financial Town Meeting.
Visit the 2018 Election page for information on voting and running for office.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) initiated its Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) in the early 1990s to accommodate active duty personnel serving in Desert Storm who needed support faxing balloting materials back to their respective election offices. Since then, FVAP has continued to provide this service to deployed military members - and all voters covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).
Due to the extremely high volume of ETS email requests in 2016, FVAP will explicitly limit this service to email-to-fax conversion only starting January 1, 2018.
The following changes will be made to the ETS at that time:
Voters whose States accept materials by email will be instructed to send those materials directly to their election officials via email and not use the ETS;
FVAP will continue to provide ETS services for voters whose jurisdictions permit fax transmissions only for return of their election materials; and
Voters attempting to fax materials will be encouraged to fax directly to their election office.
Beginning October 1, 2017, FVAP will decommission its ETS email address (email@example.com) and replace it with firstname.lastname@example.org. Voters who email email@example.com will receive an automated response explaining the upcoming changes to FVAP’s ETS service, but each transaction will be processed as it has in the past.
Town Clerk’s office at 247-1900 x4
Claire L. Boyes, Chair