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 Board Members
 Term Expires
 Karen M. Fanion
 Email  07/2019 Chair / Democrat
 Rene Laviolette
   02/2018 Republican
 Linda Saltus
   02/2017 Republican
 Daniel Smith
 Email  02/2017 Democrat

The Board of Registrars was established in accordance with Section 15 of Chapter 51 of the Massachusetts General Laws, pursuant to the City Charter, Section 9. The board works with the City Clerk Office in an effort to making voting as easy and efficient to all capable voters throughout the City of Westfield. Their mission is to gain voter awareness for all upcoming elections and positions. The Board of Registrars is a three member board serving three-year terms, along with the City Clerk who shall serve as Chair. There can be no more than two members in each major political party.
Per MGL 51 Section 52 Duties of Registrars:
“Section 52. A registrar shall enforce regularity in all proceedings before him, maintain order in and about the place where a session is held, or applications for registration are received, and keep the access thereto open and unobstructed.”

"Proceedings" include Voter Registration sessions, pre-election meetings, reviewing of Nomination papers and/or Petitions, Board of Registrars meetings to review and vote on the acceptance or denial of Oversee Ballots, Provisional Ballots, review complaints submitted by voters, conduct recounts and review new Election laws.