FRAMINGHAM – The City Council unanimous approved the Mayor’s three nominees for Registrar of Voters – two Democrats and one Republican.
Mayor Yvonne Spicer is a Democrat.
The Council voted 11-0 to approve Republican Bruce Wester for a 3-year term ending on June 30, 2021, Democrat Summer Shaud for a 2-year term ending in 2020 and Democrat Linda Field for a 1-year term ending in 2019.
Wester and Shaud both live in District 3. Fields lives in District 6.
Wester and Fields are incumbents.
The Framingham City Clerk also serves on the Framingham Board of Registrars. City Clerk Lisa Ferguson is listed as an unenrolled voters, not associated with any party, at this time.
Massachusetts General Laws requires event community to have a Board of Registrats of Voters.
State law requires the appointing authority to select members from the two leading political parties, and for the four members to be equal between the two parties.
Registrars process absentee voter applications, process address and party changes, maintain accurate lists of registered voters in the City, conduct maintenance and testing of voting equipment, help to conduct elections and recounts as necessary in a fair and impartial manner, help to tally election results, accept and certify nomination papers, and certify initiative or referendum petitions.