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Barnstable County logoJanice M. O’Connell

County Clerk and Clerk of the Assembly of Delegates

NOTE:  If you need to contact the Clerk of Courts please call 508-375-6600 for directory assistance.  The Assembly Clerk and County Clerk do not serve the state court system.

 

3195 Main Street, Rt. 6A, Barnstable County Complex Barnstable, MA 02633

Assembly Clerk and County Clerk:  508-375-6761
email:   joconnell@barnstablecounty.org
 

Each municipality on Cape Cod (15) elects a delegate to represent their municipality as an Assembly Delegate.  The next election for Assembly Delegate will appear on the state election ballot in November 2018.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SUBMISSION OF CERTIFIED ASSEMBLY DELEGATE NOMINATION PAPERS TO THE COUNTY CLERK FOR INCLUSION ON THE NOVEMBER 2018 STATE ELECTION BALLOT….

Candidates – you must submit nomination papers, that have been certified by your local registrars of voters, to me the COUNTY CLERK no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 including a copy of your receipt from the State Ethics Commission showing that you, the candidate, has filed a Statement of Financial Interest (SFI).  No substitutions or exceptions will be made.

NOTE:  A Statement of Financial Interest (SFI) receipt is NOT the same as a Conflict of Interest receipt.  If you have any questions regarding this requirement please the County Clerk via email or telephone for clarification and assistance.   

Please contact the County Clerk at 508-375-6761 or email to joconnell@barnstablecounty.org to arrange an appointment for your submission.  You will be issued a receipt from the County Clerk for your completed submission.

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Duties of the Assembly of Delegates Clerk:  

  • The Assembly Clerk drafts ordinances and resolutions on behalf of the Assembly, reviews ordinances that have been submitted for form and content and prepares reports for committees dealing with ordinances.
  • The Assembly Clerk must have a working knowledge of the Barnstable County Home Rule Charter, and serves as a resource to Charter Review Committees.
  • The Assembly Clerk must also be knowledgeable of the Barnstable County Administrative Code, County fiscal procedures and budgets in general, Robert’s Rules, previously adopted ordinances within the County, as well as other laws that are applicable to Counties in general and governmental bodies.

The Clerk of the Assembly of Delegates was originally elected by the Delegates for a two year term that ran concurrently with the terms of the Delegates.   As a result of a change to the Barnstable County Home Rule Charter in 2000, it was recognized that the Assembly Clerk is an employee of the County and is not subject to formal election procedures.

Currently, the Assembly Clerk serves as County Clerk for Barnstable County.

 

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