town clerk

noun

Definition of town clerk 

: a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a town

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Guardia Lombardi town clerk Luigi DiSanto, who is married to a Siconolfi, pulled out registries of our ancestors’ birth records, written in flowery Italian script. Michael Siconolfi, WSJ, "Searching the Amalfi Coast for Long-Lost Family Ties," 11 Oct. 2018 Turnout for Tuesday’s municipal election was just shy of 22.3 percent, with 8,107 of the town’s 36,368 registered voters casting a ballot, said Patrick J. Ward, Brookline’s town clerk. John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, "Brookline voters approve high school funding, tax hike," 9 May 2018 About 20 percent of the town’s registered voters participated in the May 19 election, according to the town clerk’s office. Johanna Seltz, BostonGlobe.com, "Two incumbents lose in town election," 23 May 2018 There are also uncontested races for Trustees of the Public Library and Housing Authority, along with the positions of town clerk and town moderator. John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, "Tax hikes on the ballot in Brookline’s May 8 town election," 3 May 2018 As both interim administrator and town clerk, Gresch will have to coordinate both. Henry J. Morgan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After her predecessor's abrupt resignation, Lisbon interim administrator to stay on for foreseeable future," 9 July 2018 These applications can be picked up at the East Hampton Library or the town clerk's office. Courant Community, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 5 June 2018 City and town clerks from across the state also gathered last week for a conference that included updates on election security. James Pindell, BostonGlobe.com, "After 2016, what are New England states doing to prevent election hacking this year?," 18 May 2018 The town clerk is responsible for coordinating election activities, while the administrator usually handles budget issues. Henry J. Morgan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After her predecessor's abrupt resignation, Lisbon interim administrator to stay on for foreseeable future," 9 July 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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town clerk

noun

Legal Definition of town clerk 

: a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a town

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