The Marion Board of Selectmen on October 28 appointed Ami Milano as a registrar of voters during a special morning meeting to fill the position left vacant for some time now.
Since at least 2015 when Assistant Town Clerk Lissa Magauran was appointed as a registrar, only two of three registrar positions were filled.
Richard Giberti served alongside Magauran and was reappointed in 2018.
The urgency to fill the vacancy increased as a result of the recent appointment of the assistant town clerk to town clerk, as the town clerk is automatically considered a registrar of voters; however, three registrars of voters should be appointed in addition to the town clerk.
Magauran’s promotion resulted in a second registrar vacancy.
In a follow-up with The Wanderer, Town Administrator Jay McGrail said Magauran had recently reached out to Milano to see if she might be interested in filling the position.
Now, McGrail said, “There is currently the need for an additional registrar, which will be advertised soon.”
The duties of the registrars of voters include registering new voters, maintaining accurate voter registration lists, accepting nomination papers, processing absentee ballots, and conducting elections.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Marion Board of Selectmen will be on November 5 at 7:00 pm at the Marion Town House.
Marion Board of Selectmen
By Jean Perry