Annual Town Election and Annual Town Meeting Postponed
Please be advised that at their April 28, 2020 meeting, the Board of Selectmen due to the current events, voted to change the date of the Annual Town Election to Monday, June 8, 2020.
The Annual Town Meeting was rescheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the May 11, 2020 Selectmen's meeting.
We will provide you when more information is available.
IN PERSON VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2020. THERE WILL BE PROTOCOLS IN PLACE TO PROTECT THE SAFETY OF THE VOTERS AND THE ELECTION WORKERS. IF YOU PLAN TO VOTE IN PERSON, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BLACK OR BLUE INK PEN, AND ADHERE TO GOVERNOR BAKER’S MANDATE THAT RESIDENTS MUST WEAR MASKS IN PUBLIC AREAS. SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE.
Absentee Ballot Information
Due to the pandemic, a new bill was passed by the State that allows any person taking precaution related to COVID-19 to vote by absentee ballot. Click the link below for instructions on Absentee Voting by mail.
June 8, 2020: Fairhaven Town Election
September 1, 2020: State Primary
November 3, 2020: Presidential Election
It is the mission of the office 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.
The Fairhaven Town Clerk serves the residents of Fairhaven through its function as official record keeper for Town Meeting and Vital Records and the Administration of Elections and voter related activities.
Records found in this office are: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Licenses; Zoning Decisions; Town Meeting Records; Annual Town Reports and Special Reports to Town Meeting; records of elections and lists of those who have served the town of Fairhaven in elective or appointive office.
The Town Clerk maintains records of amendments to the Town By-Law, and Zoning By-Law and references to accepted State Statutes.
This office accepts the required postings for all public meetings and maintains the public meetings calendar.
The Town Clerk conducts the Annual Census and maintains the voter lists. The department conducts all Federal, State and Local elections.
The office attempts to respond efficiently, accurately and speedily to all requests by Town Officials, Boards and members of the public.
The Town Clerk's office welcomes inquiries from all citizens seeking assistance/information in relation to services provided by the Town of Fairhaven. The staff will assist in redirecting your questions to the appropriate department.
The Town Clerk is elected for a three year term and receives a salary.
For a backlog of Town Meeting warrants and information on the Town Meeting process, please visit the Town Moderator page.