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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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 Vera Morrison, Hamden’s town clerk, struck up a friendship with Baselice five years ago when the two traveled to Washington, D.C., for a veterans ceremony. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Hamden Veteran, 101, Receives Medals 74 Years After Being Wounded In Combat," 28 May 2018 In 1855, John Langston became the first African-American in the country to hold elected office; he was voted town clerk by a community of white and black citizens in Ohio. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "The Unheralded Pioneers of 19th-Century America Were Free African-American Families," 19 June 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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town clerk

noun

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