[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 09-053. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Registrars of Voters shall consist of three persons, appointed by the Mayor, plus the Town Clerk, who shall serve ex officio. The Mayor shall so appoint the Board as nearly as possible so that the members of the Board shall represent the two leading political parties, as defined in MGL c. 50, § 1, provided that the Town Clerk need not be enrolled in a political party, and provided, further, that in no case shall an appointment be made as to cause a Board to have more than two members, including the Town Clerk, of the same political party.
The members of the Board of Registrars shall serve for indefinite terms, with the exception of the Town Clerk, who shall serve as long as said person holds the office of Town Clerk.
The Board of Registrars of Voters shall supervise the qualification of persons to vote, certify the signatures on nomination papers and petitions, and shall hold hearings and decide disputes with regard to any of the foregoing matters.