Conway

  • Town of Conway Massachusetts
  • 32 Main Street
  • 413-369-4235
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Town Clerk

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Contact

Laurie Lucier
Conway Town Hall
5 Academy Hill Road / PO Box 240
Conway, MA 01341

413-369-4235 ext. 4
clerk@conwayma.gov

Public Office Hours

  • Mondays: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed
  • Or by Appointment

The Town Clerk's office is committed to be a reliable provider of information and quality services to the community and its residents, and to work cooperatively and in conjunction with all departments, boards and committees while complying with state and local statutes. We are dedicated to the preservation of the Town's vital records and historical documents for the benefit of future generations. We respect the right to vote as a fundamental civil right and we will assure that all elections are conducted in a fair and open manner providing equal access to all citizens.

Description of Services

  • The Town Clerk is the chief election official, recording official, registrar of vital records, public records official, licensing officer, Notary Public and Justice of the Peace.
  • The Town Clerk is responsible for all elections, annual town census and voter registration, as well as overseeing the polling place and the conduct of all elections and elected related activity.
  • The Town Clerk records all actions of town meeting and certifies all official actions of the Town including town meeting legislation and appropriations.
  • Records found in this office are: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Licenses, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals Decisions, Town Meeting Records, Annual Town Reports, Election Records and lists of those who have served the Town of Conway in elective or appointive office.
  • The Town Clerk maintains records of amendments to the Town By-Laws and Zoning By-Laws and references to accepted State Statutes.
  • The Town Clerk's Office issues state licenses and permits, including marriage licenses, business licenses (DBA's) and renewals, dog licenses, fuel storage licenses, raffle/bazaar permits and requests for public documents.
  • The Town Clerk's office maintains the municipal code, the official Town bulletin board, oaths of office, ethics compliance, appointments and resignations of all Town Officials.
  • The Town Clerk's office welcomes inquires from all citizens seeking assistance or information in relation to services provided by the Town of Conway. We will assist in redirecting your questions to the appropriate department.
  • We are often considered the doorway to local government and serve as the central information point for residents and visitors alike.

2024 Local Elections

TOWN ELECTION:  Thursday, June 6, 2024, Town Hall, 5 Academy Hill Road, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Early Voting In-Person:

  • Monday, June 3rd - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 4th - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 5th - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Voter Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, May 22, 2024 @ 5:00 p.m.

Vote-by-Mail:  If you chose "all elections" when you returned your vote-by-mail postcard, a ballot will be mailed to you for the local elections also.

Absentee Voting:  Is offered for those who qualify. You can vote by absentee ballot if: you will be away from your city or town on Election Day; or you have a religious belief that prevents you from voting at your polling location on Election Day; or you have a disability that prevents you from voting at your polling location.

2024 Dog of the Year Contest

On March 28, 2023 the Second Annual Dog of the Year Contest concluded. We had a total of 20 entries this year.

Our judges were: Ari, Aurora, Avery, Olive, and Serena of our local Girl Scout Troop # 65100

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS and MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED.

We can't wait to do it again next year.

Conflict of Interest Law

As a state, county, or municipal employee in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are required to comply with the state conflict of interest law, including completing education on the law’s requirements. You are required to complete a training program course and a summary acknowledgment course. The training program course has to be completed every two years and the summary acknowledgment course has to be completed every year.

To access the training and/or summary acknowledgement, please log into your account at https://massethicstraining.skillburst.com/. If you do not have an account, please click “create your account” to get started.

If you experience any problems accessing the online training portal, please review the State Ethics Commission’s FAQ/Troubleshooting guide at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/frequently-asked-questions-about-the-new-online-training-program.

2024 Local Census / Street Listing

BE COUNTED!

Every resident and registered voter will be sent the 2024 Local Census/Street Listing form in January. Please be sure you list ALL people in your household by giving last name, first name, middle name or initial, date of birth, occupation (if you choose), telephone number (if you choose) and sign and date the form, then return to us either by mail to the Town Clerk's Office, PO Box 240, Conway, MA 01341, by leaving in the dropbox at 5 Academy Hill Rd. or via email to clerk@conwayma.gov. You may also bring your census form to the Town Clerk's Office in the Town Hall at 5 Academy Hill Road during normal business hours or drop your form off in an envelope in the Town Clerk's mailbox located at the Town Office Building at 32 Main Street. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us by phone at 413-369-4235 ext. 4 or by email.

Why do you need to fill this out every year?

Massachusetts state law required that each town compile an annual street list. In Conway, as in most towns, the Town Clerk’s office does this work. The law regarding the annual street list can be found in M.G.L. Chapter 51, particularly sections 4 & 6, although other chapters of the law also apply.

How is the information used?

The information from the returned street list forms has many different uses. These are a few:

  • The Town Clerk uses it to maintain the list of registered voters and to help the town keep an up-to-date list of where residents live.
  • The School Department can use them to project future levels of school enrollment.
  • The Town uses the information when applying for grants and to estimate possible demand for certain services.
  • The Office of the Jury Commissioner uses each community’s street list to compile a list of residents for jury duty.

It is important to return your street list, because years from now, you may need to prove that you or your children lived in Conway, or resided in Massachusetts at a certain time, and the street list for that year could be your only proof of residency.

Is the information confidential?

There are multiple layers of password protection on the computer where the information is stored. The Commonwealth also maintains the security of the system in accordance with the Massachusetts data security laws. Information about those ages 17 and under is never released to the public.

Who should complete the form?

Any adult residing in the home can complete and sign the form.

How do I complete the form?

Please look over the names listed on the form. If there are no changes, simply sign at the bottom and return it to the Town Clerk. Add any new people who reside at your address and indicate “M” or “D” if someone has moved or died. If someone has moved please include their new address if known. Check to see that the date of birth is correct for each person. Please add or correct occupations listed on the form. The “Party” column tells you what each person’s voter registration is. No letter in the Party column means the person is not registered to vote in Conway. You CANNOT use this street list form to change your voter registration or register to vote. Please contact the Town Clerk for a voter registration form. Check the number or dogs and/or cats you own, if any. If your household received more than one form, please put all of the household members’ names on one form and return all of the forms you’ve received in the same envelope. We will be able to make corrections in the system so your household received only one mailing next year.

What if a family member is serving in the military, away at college, or in a nursing home?

If a family member is away at college, in the military, in a nursing home, or an assisted living facility, DO NOT remove them from your residence. Continue to list them as residents in the home. This will ensure residency for voting purposes.

What happens if I don’t return the form?

By law every household that fails to complete the form must be contacted a second time, which takes additional time, paper and postage, and costs you, the taxpayer, unnecessarily.

Registered voters who do not return the Annual Street List Form and do not respond to a follow-up mailing must be designated as inactive voters on the street list. ALL the registered voters at the address will become inactive. Such persons will only be eligible to vote after they fill out an “Affirmation of Current and Continuous Residence” the next time they come to vote.

By not completing and returning your form, you could also affect the town’s ability to obtain grant funding based on population, and affect the government representation at the state and federal levels.

So please return your form as soon as possible.

What if I have other questions or concerns?

Please feel free to call (413-369-4235 ext. 4), email (clerk@conwayma.gov) or come into the Town Clerk’s office during normal office hours for assistance. The street list is an important tool for the town, and the information needs to be as accurate as possible.

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