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Welcome to the Town Clerk's Office

A Reminder | August 2014 To all registered voters who may have received a confirmation postcard in the mail in the past month. Please return your card promptly so that I may update your record for the upcoming fall elections.

Also please license your dog or dogs if you have not already done so.  If you need more information, please check with Peggy Barile at 781-581-0018 or email mbarile@nahant.org

The Town Clerk acts as the town's chief election official, recorder, officer, registrar of vital statistics, public records officer and licensing officer.

The Clerk works closely with the Board of Registrars to oversee polling places and the general conduct of all elections. The Clerk also maintains records of adopted municipal code, by-laws, oaths of office, resignations and appointments.

The Town Clerk issues' state licenses and permits such as marriage and dog licenses etc.

The Clerk's office responds to the inquires from the public and servers as a central information point for the Town.

It is the mission of the Town Clerk to be a primary provider of information and quality services to the community and to work cooperatively and in coordination with the varied departments and groups while performing a myriad of tasks to achieve established goals and comply with state and local statutes.

List Town Clerk and Elections Chief
  Contact

Phone
Fax
E-mail
Margaret R. Barile
Notary Public
(781) 581-0018
n/a
mbarile@nahant.org
List Nahant Town Hall
 

Monday
Through
Friday

8 AM to 12 PM

Town Clerk
List State Elected Officials
  Statewide Office Holders for the Commonwealth:
  Governor: DEVAL L. PATRICK
  Lieutenant Governor: TIMOTHY P. MURRAY
  Secretary: WILLIAM F. GALVIN
  Auditor: SUZANNE M. BUMP
  Treasurer: STEVEN GROSSMAN
  Attorney General: MARTHA COAKLEY
  U.S. Senator: ELIZABETH WARREN
  U.S. Senator: EDWARD MARKEY
  Current Elected Officials For Our District
  POSITION OFFICIAL OUR DISTRICT
  Congressional: JOHN F. TIERNEY SIXTH
  State Senate: THOMAS M. McGEE THIRD ESSEX & MIDDLESEX
  State Representative: STEVEN M. WALSH ELEVENTH ESSEX
  Governor's Council: EILEEN DUFF FIFTH
  District Attorney: JONATHAN BLODGETT EASTERN

Attorney General and State Ethics Web Resources

Attorney General
The Open Meeting Law Homepage
AG's Open Meeting Law Guide
Web-Based OML Training
State Ethics Commission
State Ethics Commission Homepage
Education and Training Resources
Disclosure Forms
Downloads
Conflict of Interest Guide (PDF)
Open Meeting Law Guide (PDF)
 

Any questions please call Peggy Barile Town Clerk at (781) 581-0018 or email me by clicking here.

Town of Nahant Charter and By-Laws (PDF)

Charter/By-Laws Articles New Item
Town Charter Articles 1-5
Town of Nahant By-Laws
General Government | June 2014 Articles 1-7
Police | Oct. 2013 Articles 8-12
Personnel Board Article 13
Wastewater/Drainage | Oct. 2013 Article 14
Zoning | Oct. 2013 Article 15
Definition Drawings | Feb. 2009 Article 15
Section 9
Table of Dimensional Requirements Article 15
Section 5.03

Forms and Licenses

Marriage License (Updated July 2013)
If you wish to obtain a marriage license you must be (18) years old and the couple must appear at the Town Clerk's office together, in person, Exceptions can be made in cases where one of the parties is active in the military or incarcerated. There is a mandatory three-day waiting period for a Marriage License from the date of application to the date the license is issued. While weekends and holidays are included in the three days, the day the application is made is not..The Intent to Marry Form is provided below.

The cost of filing for a license is $15. The license is valid for sixty days, and may be used for a ceremony conducted in any city or town in Massachusetts. The Clergy or Justice of the Peace performing the ceremony must sign the license and return it to the issuing city or town.

Business Certificate (D.B.A.)
If you are conducting business in Town under a name other than your own or the corporation's, you must obtain a "doing business as" D.B.A. certificate from the Town Clerk. The D.B.A. certificate is maintained in a public virtual and allows consumers to identify and locate the owner of the business.

There is a $20 filing fee in Nahant for a D.B.A. certificate. The certificate may be renewed in person or by mail. The certificate must be renewed every four years. In addition, a letter of clearance must be obtained from the Building Inspector prior to filing a D.B.A. with the Town Clerk. Both the D.B.A. Request and D.B.A. Change Forms are provided below.

Dog License
Every year, all dog owners must obtain a license for their dog by January 31st. You may get a license at the Town Clerk's Office at the Town Hall. To obtain a license, you must present a current rabies certificate. The fees for a dog license are outlined in the form below. To obtain a license by mail, send a copy of your dogs rabies certificate and a check for the appropriate amount made out to the Town of Nahant to the Town Clerk's Office. A Dog Licence Application is provided below.

2014 Dog License Fees
Male $25
Neutered Male $20
Female $25
Spayed Female $20
(3) Dogs or More $30

For more dog and animal information please visit the Animal Control Officer's page on this website.

Please note the Clerk's Office hours are Monday through Friday 9AM until Noon.

New Item Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
  Marriage Documents
  Intent to Marry*
  Business Documents
  D.B.A. Request*
  D.B.A. Change
  Other Licenses
  Dog License/Renewal (Updated 2013)
   
* Please note, these forms are provided for informational purposes and must be filled out at the Clerk's office.
Nahant List of Residents | 2013

The 2013 List of Residents book is now available at Town Hall in the Clerk's office. Cost is $5. This edition contains both Residents by Street Address and a complete list of Residents in alphabetical order.

2014 Nahant Census Forms

In January, Town and City Clerks are required by Massachusetts General Law to mail an Annual Street List (Census) form to all households in the town.

It is important to fill out this form and return them within 10 days of receiving them each and every year.

This information is important to you and the Town, as the Town uses this population information for many reasons. It allows the Clerk’s office to keep:

1. Registered voter list accurate active vs. inactive.

2. Children may not be allowed to attend school if they are not listed on the Street list/Census the            school needs this information to plan for future class sizes.

3. To qualify for federal and state government funding.

Please list all residents, include your pets in the spaces provided, dogs must be licensed. If you do not receive a dog license application in with your Street List you may download one from the Nahant website on the clerk’s page. Or you can pick up one in the Clerk’s office.
Dog licenses are issued annually January through December 31st and must be renewed.

So when you receive your Street list/Census in the mail in January, do not put it aside and forget about it.  Please mail it back immediately, accurately reflecting all household members and pets. If you do not receive a census form, please call the clerk’s and request that one be sent to you.

If you have any questions, please email Peggy Barile, Town Clerk,  mbarile@nahant.org (781) 581-0018.

The Annual Street List can be left in the box provided in the office, or mailed back to:

Office of the Town Clerk
Nahant Town Hall
334 Nahant Road
Nahant, MA 01908

2014 Local Election Time Line

April 2014 Update

Absentee Ballots are now available during the Town Clerk's hours only. You can download and print out a form by clicking here.

SB

Monday
March 10

Last day to submit nomination papers to Board of registrars for the certification of names by 5 PM

Monday
March 24

Last day to file nomination papers with the certified names to the Town Clerk
by 5 PM                

Wednesday
March 26

Last day to object or withdraw (48 hours after filing deadline).

Friday
April 4

Last day to register voters for town election, 9 Am until 8 PM

Friday
April 11
Post Warrant for Election
Saturday
April 26
Election/Town Meeting
 

Voting Information

Voting takes place at the Nahant Town Hall according to the following schedule:

Municipal Last Saturday in April of Each Year
State and Congressional 1st Tuesday After the 1st Monday in November Every Two Years
Presidential 1st Tuesday After the 1st Monday in November Every Four Years

The Town Clerk administers nomination and election processes, registers voters, and conducts the annual municipal census. Voter registration in Nahant has never been easier than it is today. You may visit the Election Office in Nahant Town Hall and complete a voter registration form in person. Or, you may obtain a mail-in voter registration form from the Town Hall lobby.

Complete voting information is available below in the guide "Voting in Nahant".
New Item Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
  Voting In Nahant
(This document is being updated)
   

2014 State Special Election

TBA

New Item 2010 Campaign Finance Reports (PDF)
  Margaret Barile Form CPF M 102
  David G. Conlin Not currently available
  Paul S. English Sr. Form CPF M 102
  Sheila K. Hambelton Form CPF M 102
  John M. Livoti Jr. Form CPF M 102
  Michael P. Manning Form CPF M 102
  Jennifer L. McCarthy Form CPF M 102
  Gerardo A. Raffaele Form CPF M 101
  Robert T. Scanlan Not currently available
  Elaine R. Titus Form CPF M 102
Form CPF M 101
  John P. Welsh Form CPF M 102
  David A. Wilson Form CPF M 102
  Jane D. Wilson Not currently available

2013 Town Meeting Warrant #30 Approval

RE: Nahant Annual Town Meeting of April 27, 2013 - Case # 6731 | Warrant Article # 30 (General)

Dear Ms. Barile:
Article 30 - We approve the amendments to the Town's by-laws adopted under Article 30 at the April 27, 2013 Nahant Annual Town Meeting, except as noted below (See Disapproval # 1 of 1 on pages 3-4).

The amendments adopted under Article 30 add a new Article XIII, Non-Criminal Disposition of Violations, to the Town’s Police Regulations By-law. The new Article XIII is comprised of three sub-Articles, as follows: Article I, General Provisions; Article II, Noncriminal Disposition of Violations and Article III, Offenses Generally.
(Download the letter below for full detail)

New Item Acrobat Documents For Download (PDF)
  2013 Warrant Article #30 Approval
  Download the full AG letter.
  2013 Election Minutes
  Town Election April 27, 2013
  Special State Primary April 30, 2013
  Special State Election June 25, 2013

Any questions please contact the Town Clerk
Margaret (Peggy) Barile at (781) 581-0018
or email me by clicking here.

Clerk Hours | Monday - Friday 8 AM -12 PM

The 2013 Annual Town Meeting
Election Results (Unofficial)
       
Position Term Name Votes
Moderator One
(Candidate
Re-election)
David G. Conlin
Blanks
Write-Ins
856
139
3
Board of Selectmen Three
Michael P. Manning
(Candidate Re-election)
Joyce M. Maroney
Blanks
Write-Ins
540

452
4
2
Clerk One
(Candidate
Re-election)
Margaret R. Barile
Blanks
Write-Ins
824
169
5
Assessor Three
(Candidate
Re-election)
David P. Hunt
Blanks
Write-Ins
744
0
3
Assessor Two
(Unexpired Term)
Rose M. O'Malley
Blanks
Write-Ins
722
270
6
Public Library Trustee Three
(Candidate
Re-election)
John P. Welsh
Blanks
Write-Ins
782
215
1
Constable One Michael J. Kairevich Sr.
Blanks
Write-Ins
801
184
13
School Committee Three
Lori K. Ballantine
Blanks
Write-Ins
713
282
3
Housing Authority Five David G. Walsh
Blanks
Write-Ins
781
215
2
     
 Total Election Cast:   998
       

The 2012 Annual Town Meeting
Election Results (Unofficial)
Position Term Name Votes
Moderator One
(Candidate
Re-election)
David G. Conlin
Blanks
Write-Ins
921
177
5
Board of Selectmen Three
(Candidate
Re-election)
Perry C. Barrasso
Mickey Long
David A. Wilson
Blanks
551
391
156
5
Clerk One
(Candidate
Re-election)
Margaret R. Barile
Blanks
Write-Ins
903
199
1
Assessor Three
(Candidate
Re-election)
Mark Reenstierna
Blanks
Write-Ins
824
277
2
Public Library Trustee Three Janet E. Dolan
Blanks
Write-Ins
860
242
1
Constable One Francis J. Barile
Blanks
Write-Ins
862
237
4
School Committee Three
Kerri A. McKinnon
Michael R. Quigley
Blanks
Write-Ins
651
590
954
11

Planning Board

Five

Blanks
Write-Ins
- Edward Tarlov (183)
- Tony Roossien (123)
- Andy Puleo (43)
- Dan Perepelitza (23)

731
372
Planning Board Two
(Unexpired
Term)

F. Thom Donahue
Blanks
Write-Ins
750
338
15
Housing Authority Five Mary Ann Putnam
Blanks
Write-Ins
799
322
2
     
 Total Election Cast:   1103
       

The 2011 Annual Town Meeting
Election Results (Unofficial)
Position Term Name Votes
Moderator One
(Candidate
Re-election)
David G. Conlin
Blanks
Write-Ins
706
111
2
Board of Selectmen Three
(Candidate
Re-election)
Richard J. Lombard
Blanks
Write-Ins
620
187
12
Clerk One
(Candidate
Re-election)
Margaret R. Barile
Blanks
Write-Ins
686
132
1
Assessor Three
(Candidate
Re-election)
Perry C. Barrasso
Blanks
Write-Ins
644
174
1
Assessor Two
(Unexpired
Term)
David P. Hunt
Blanks
Write-Ins
597
221
1
Public Library Trustee Three Christine J. Stevens
Blanks
Write-Ins
624
193
2
Constable One
(Candidate
Re-election)
Paul S. English Sr.
Blanks
Write-Ins
679
136
4
School Committee Three
(Candidate
Re-election)
Michael J. Flynn
Lissa S. Keane
Blanks
Write-Ins
516
554
553
15
School Committee One
(Unexpired
Term)
Michael J. Lagasse
Blanks
Write-Ins
553
258
8

Planning Board

Five
(Candidate
Re-election)
Richard J. Syner
Carl N. Easton
Blanks
Write-Ins
534
506
591
7
Planning Board Three
(Unexpired
Term)

Blanks
Write-Ins
642
177
Housing Authority Five
(Candidate
Re-election)
Susan H. Bonner
Blanks
Write-Ins
592
222
5
 Total Election Count:    
       
Proposition 2-1/2 Override Ballot Question
    No
Yes
Blanks
417
365
37
       
Proposition 2-1/2 Override Town Meeting Vote
    Yes
No
148
43

Selectmen's Election Results
Tuesday October 19, 2010
Jennifer L. McCarthy 636
Elaine R.Titus   802
Write In    5
Blank Ballots   12
Total Votes Cast: 1455

The 2010 Annual Town Meeting
Election Results (Unofficial)
Position Term Name Votes
Moderator One David G. Conlin 577
Clerk One Margaret R. Barile 557
Board of Selectmen Three Michael P. Manning
(Candidate for
Re-election)
387
    Robert T. Scanlan, Jr.
(Candidate)
266
Constable One Paul S. English Sr. 562
Assessor Three John M. Livoti Jr.
(Candidate for
Re-election)

503
Public Library Trustee Three John P. Welch
(Candidate for
Re-election)
519

Planning Board

Five Sheila Hambleton
(Candidate for
Re-election)
519
  Unexpired Term Two
Gerardo A. Raffaele 463
School Committee Three David A. Wilson
(Candidate for
Re-election)
529
Housing Authority One Jane D. Wilson 497
 Total Count:     683

The 2009 Annual Town Meeting
Election Results (Unofficial)
Position Term Name Votes
Moderator One David G. Conlin 360
Clerk One Harriet C. Steeves 338
Board of Selectmen Three Robert Frary
(Candidate for Re-election)
318
Constable One Paul S. English Sr. 358
Assessor Three Mark Reenstierna
(Candidate for
Re-election)

304
Public Library Trustee Three George S. Richardson
(Candidate for re-election)
163
    Dewitt (Bill) Brown 122
    Christine Stevens 98

Planning Board

Five Calvin Hastings
(Candidate for Re-election)
292
    Mark Schiffenhaus 263
School Committee Three Christine M. Kendal
(Candidate for
Re-election)
252
    Ann Schiffenhaus 259

State Election Results | Archive (Unofficial)
US Senate Special Election Results 2013
Gabriel E. Gomez    522
Edward J. Markey 621
Richard A. Heos   0
Blanks 2
Write Ins  2
Total Ballots Cast 1147
   
 A great big thank you to all the wonderful Election workers who did such a great job even with our June heatwave and all.

State Election | November 6, 2012
President | Vice President
Johnson | Gray 13        
Obama | Biden 1358        
Romney | Ryan 893        
Stein | Honkala 14        
Write-Ins 5        
Blanks 16        
Senator In Congress
Scott P. Brown 1099        
Elizabeth A. Warren 1186        
Write-Ins 0        
Blanks 14        
Representative In Congress | 6th District
John F. Tierney 1198        
Richard R. Tisei 935        
Daniel Fishman 88        
Write-Ins 3        
Blanks 75        
Councilor | 6th District
Terrance Kennedy 1627        
Write-Ins 11        
Blanks 661        
Senator In General Court
Thomas McGee 1804        
Write-Ins 13        
Blanks 482        
Representative In General Court
Steven Walsh 1765        
Write-Ins 12        
Blanks 552        
Clerk of Courts
Thomas H. Driscoll Jr. 1597        
Write-Ins 10        
Blanks 692        
Register of Deeds
John L. O'Brien Jr. 1599        
Write-Ins 10        
Blanks 690        
Ballot Questions
  1 2 3 4  
Yes 1815 1176 1442 1600  
No 233 1036 762 368  
Blanks 251 87 95 331  

State Primary Election
Democratic Party
Elizabeth Warren 187 Blank 34 Write In 5
John Tierney 185 Blank 38 Write In 3
Terrance Kennedy 158 Blank 1 Write In 22
Francis Flaherty 45
Thomas McGee 203 Blank 1 Write In 22
Steven Walsh 199 Blank 26 Write In 1
Republican Party
Scott Brown 123 Blank 0 Write In 2
Richard Tisei 120 Blank 4 Write In 1
Councillor - Blank 112 Write In 13
Senator Gen. Court - Blank 11 Write In 114
Rep. Gen. Court - Blank 117 Write In 8
Clerk of Courts - Blank 116 Write In 9
Register of Deeds - Blank 116 Write In 9
Green-Rainbow Party
Senator Congress - Blank 0 Write In 1
Rep. Congress - Blank 0 Write In 1
Councillor - Blank 0 Write In 1
Senator Gen. Court - Blank 0 Write In 1
Rep. Gen. Court - Blank 0 Write In 1
Clerk of Courts - Blank 0 Write In 1
Register of Deeds - Blank 0 Write In 1

Federal Election Results | November 6, 2012
President of The United States of America
  Barack Obama | Democrat 143
  Ron Paul | Republican 25
  Mit Romney | Republican 262
  Rick Perry | Republican 1
  Rick Santorum | Republican 17
  John Huntsman | Republican 2
  Michelle Bachmann | Republican 0
  Newt Gingrich | Republican 13
  Kent Mesplay | Green/Rainbow 0
  Jill Stein | Green/Rainbow 1
  Harley Mikkelson | Green/Rainbow 0
State Committeeman | State Committeewoman
  Robert Fennell | Democrat 131
  Laura E. Walsh | Democrat 128
  Stephen Zykofsky | Republican 168
  Carlos A Hernandez | Republican 55
  Joyce H. Lofmark | Republican 74
  Amy Carnevale | Republican 152
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State Election Results | Tuesday November 2, 2010

GOVERNOR
Patrick
Baker
Cahill
Stein


871
863
122
19

ATTORNEY GENERAL
Coakley
McKenna


1180
662

SECRETARY OF STATE
Galvin
Campbell
Henderson


1218
541
48

TREASURER
Grossman
Polito


1042
777

AUDITOR
Bump
Connaughton
Fortune


869
792
85

CONGRESS
Tierney
Hudak


1157
653

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL
Manning

5th DISTRICT
1281

SENATE
McGee 
Dent


1199
639

REPRESENTATIVE
Walsh

11th ESSEX
1418

SHERIFF
Cousins
Anketell 
Leach


1115
520
142

DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Blodgett

ESSEX
1368

BALLOT QUESTIONS

#1 YES - 1004 
#2 NO - 1038
#3 NO - 1000

NO - 796
YES - 734
YES - 861

Total Voting 1914 

75% Turnout


Senatorial Election 2009
Final and Primary Results (Unofficial)
Final Election:
January 19, 2010
Primary Election: December 8, 2009
Republican Votes Democrats Votes
Scott Brown 880 Martha Coakley 290
Democrat:   Mike Capuano 262
Martha Coakley 877 Alan Khazei 94
Independent:
  Stephen Paliuca 93
Joe Kennedy 13 Republicans:  
Blank Ballots: 21 Scott Brown 104
    Jack E. Robinson 18
       
 Total Count: 1,791  Total Count: 875

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