1.In a city.
In a city, the selection, term of office, compensation and partial duties of wardens
and ward clerks are determined by the city charter. Additional duties are prescribed
by this Title.
1987, c. 188, §4 (AMD)
2.In a town.
In a town, with the approval of the municipal officers, the clerk of the municipality
shall appoint a warden and may appoint one or more deputy wardens to assist in the
duties on election day. If the clerk appoints another person as warden, the clerk
may serve as deputy warden. It does not constitute an incompatibility of office for
the clerk to serve as warden or deputy warden. The warden and deputy warden are entitled
to a reasonable compensation as determined by the municipal officers.
1995, c. 459, §32 (AMD)
3.Provisions applicable to both towns and cities.
A warden, ward clerk or any deputy warden may not be an officer of a municipal committee
of a political party. Ward clerks or deputy wardens shall perform the duties of the
warden when necessary and may not replace election clerks prescribed by this Title.
The warden, ward clerk and deputy wardens must be registered voters of the municipality,
except when a nonresident clerk is acting as either warden, ward clerk or deputy warden.
When there is a vacancy in the office of warden, ward clerk or deputy warden, a person
who is a resident of the county may serve as a replacement on a per election basis
until the end of the vacated term. Before assuming the duties of office, the warden is sworn by the municipal clerk,
and the ward clerk or deputy warden is sworn by the municipal clerk or by the warden.
2009, c. 538, §6 (AMD)
1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW).
1987, c. 188, §4 (AMD).
1995, c. 459, §32 (AMD).
1997, c. 436, §65 (AMD).
2001, c. 310, §27 (AMD).
2009, c. 538, §6 (AMD).
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