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Assembly Clerk and County Regional Clerk

 

NOTE:  If you need to contact the Clerk of Courts please call 508-375-6600 for directory menu. 

The Assembly Clerk and County Clerk do not serve the state court system.

Janice M. O’Connell

County Clerk and Clerk of the Assembly of Delegates

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

3195 Main Street, Rt. 6A, Barnstable County Complex, Superior Courthouse Building, Barnstable, MA 0263o

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Read 2020 Barnstable County Assembly Delegate Nomination – Pamphlet Instructions for Use

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING NOMINATION FORMS FOR ASSEMBLY DELEGATE STATE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER 2020

  • Each municipality on Cape Cod (15) elects a Delegate to the Assembly of Delegates.
  • The next election for all Assembly Delegates will be in November 2020.
  • If you want to become a candidate in your municipality for Assembly Delegate you can obtain a nomination form from three sources:  Secretary of State’s Office – Election Division, Town Clerk – in each municipality on Cape Cod, Barnstable County Clerk/Assembly Clerk.
  • Due to the COVID-19 Emergency Order currently in place, I suggest you contact any one of the three sources listed above to make arrangements to obtain nomination forms.  There are deadlines and other requirements associated with submission of nomination forms that you should be aware of.  Please pay strict attention to the areas on the nomination form titled “Deadlines” and “Requirements”.
  • IF YOU WANT TO OBTAIN A NOMINATION FORM FROM THE BARNSTABLE COUNTY CLERK PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK AT 508-375-6761 OR VIA EMAIL TO joconnell@barnstablecounty.org.  THE BARNSTABLE COUNTY CLERK, A MUNICIPAL TOWN CLERK, OR THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE – ELECTION DIVISION CAN MAIL A NOMINATION FOR TO YOU.
  • After you have obtained the necessary signatures your nomination form must be certified by the registrar of Voters in your municipality.  You will need to contact the County Clerk at 508-375-6761 or via email to joconnell@barnstablecounty.org to schedule or make arrangements to submit your certified nomination form and you Statement of Financial Interest receipt.

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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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