As election officials, the registrars are responsible for administering elections, voting rights, and fair play.…More Registrars also maintain the voter registry, assist in the preparation of specialized voter lists, and fulfill requests for information regarding elections and voter rolls.
One registrar is elected to represent each of the two major parties. Two deputy registrars are appointed by the registrars to assist them in their duties.
Citizens can register to vote in person in the Registrar's Office or in the Town Clerk's Office, or by mailing in a registration form.
The Town Clerk is an elected official who is responsible for the safekeeping of all the town's official records and…More documents.
If you need to record, file, or view a deed, mortgage, lien, assignment, or other record concerning title to land head to the Town Clerk's Office. The meeting records of town boards and commissions are kept on file here and you can also view official notices and agendas for upcoming meetings. The Town Clerk's office is also the central hub for Freedom of Information Act requests, and the Town Clerk advises boards and commissions on the disclosure requirements of that act.
The Town Clerk is also a chief election official, registering voters, executing absentee balloting and referenda, reporting official election results, and administering the oath of office to the winners. Political campaigns and candidates seeking local office register and file campaign finance records with the Town Clerk.
Public officials are sworn in here, trade names and military discharges are recorded, and a number of permits and licenses are sold through the Town Clerk's Office. The Town Clerk also issues dog licenses and sponsors a low-cost rabies clinic annually at Town Hall.
The Town Clerk is the keeper of the town seal and is responsible for the preservation and conservation of town records. Original records, which are safeguarded in the Town Clerk's vault, date back to 1801 when New Canaan was incorporated as a town.