Town Clerk

The Annual Town Election was postponed and is now rescheduled. Here are the imortant dates you need to know:

June 3, 2020 -8:00 pm - voter registration deadline for Annual Town Meeting

June 15, 2020 - voter registration deadline for Annual Town Elections

June 23, 2020 -Annual Town Meeting 

June 25, 2020 - Annual Town Elections

If you wish to have a ballot mailed to you please download and print the appropriate Application found under the Forms & Documents tab at the left and send it in to PO Box 278, West Tisbury, MA 02575. 

You may also scan and send an email or picture of the application to or call 508-696-0148.

Applications must be received by noon on June 24th.  Ballots must be returned by 7pm on June 25th

There are also mail-in ballot applications in the Town Hall Lobby that can be filled out and left in the drop box there.

The Town Clerk performs duties in accordance with the provisions of more than 73 Chapters and 451 sections of Massachusetts General Law.    The Town Clerk serves as Registrar of Vital Statistics, Chief Election Officer, Clerk of the Board of Registrars and the custodian of town records.  

The Town Clerk is responsible for issuing marriage licenses, birth and death records, hunting licenses as well as dog licenses.  

The Clerk coordinates and administers federal, state and town elections.   This includes ensuring that all statutory requirements are adhered to;  supervising and training of all election officials; monitoring polling place to ensure conformance; administering absentee and early procedures; providing voting registration sessions; distributing  and certifying  nomination papers; recording results of election returns; maintaining voter data base and maintaining and testing voting equipment. 

Postings for all meetings for town boards and committees must be filed with the Clerk, and posted per the Open Meeting Law.  The Town Clerk is the Records Access Officer, which helps ensure access to public records in compliance with State Public Records Law and corresponding regulations.


Staff Contacts

Name Title
Tara J. Whiting-Wells Town Clerk & Records Access Officer