town clerk


Definition of town clerk

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

Examples of town clerk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ray had worked as town clerk since 2004, McMillen said. Arkansas Online, "Missouri state auditor: Small-town clerk misappropriated $300,000," 16 Sep. 2020 Democratic Town Committee Chairwoman Michelle Adams requested that the town clerk’s office have an extra box installed at the Blue Hills Fire Station at 1021 Blue Hills Ave. Steven Goode,, "Bloomfield Black Lives Matter mural to get additional coat over safety concerns," 15 Sep. 2020 Early and Absentee Voting: Voters can request an absentee ballot online, by mail, or at a town clerk's office. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, "How to Vote in Every State (and the District of Columbia) in the 2020 Presidential Election," 24 Aug. 2020 The council adopted resolutions reappointing Alicia Watts as town clerk, Barney Tyrney as town marshal and Kyle Matthews as public works director. Bill Mchugh,, "Madisonville renews property millage," 16 Aug. 2020 Mark Chambers turned his resignation into the town clerk, according to multiple reports. William Thornton |, al, "Carbon Hill mayor resigns after Facebook post over Black Lives Matter," 28 June 2020 Thousands of town clerks and poll workers, most of them older, will be put on the pandemic’s front lines. 5. Penn Bullock, New York Times, "Coronavirus, President Trump, Democratic Party: Your Thursday Evening Briefing," 2 Apr. 2020 An April 1896 article in The Arizona Republican shows that Tempe voters that spring — in Tempe's first election — elected four at-large councilmen, a marshal, a street superintendent and a town clerk. Paulina Pineda, azcentral, "Why does Tempe have a March election? And are its days numbered?," 9 Mar. 2020 All materials must be submitted to the town clerk either electronically or in hard copy. Alison Steinbach, azcentral, "Interested in Gilbert Town Council appointment? Act now for one (possibly soon three) seats," 20 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of town clerk

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2020

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“Town clerk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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

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