April 20, 2018

From the Town Clerk

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The Town Clerk’s office wishes everyone a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year! We also hope everyone had a wonder Holiday Season, with family and friends.

The 2018 Annual Street List/Census will be mailed shortly due to arrive by mid-January. Please update the information provided by adding, deleting, or making changes where necessary directly on the form. Please sign and return the census within 30 days. You cannot register to vote on this form. If you don’t have a party designation next to your name you need to register to vote by either going on line www.123voter.com, or coming into the Town Clerks office. There are multiple ways to return your census: mail it back to the Town Clerk with the provided envelope or drop it off at the following locations: Town Clerk’s Office, Town Hall drop box (outside Town Hall’s front door), Seekonk Sr. Center (540 Arcade Ave.), Seekonk Public Library, or you can scan it and email it to fcraig@seekonk-ma.gov or lsorel@seekonk-ma.gov

A dog license form comes with your census mailing. Please remember DOG TAGS EXPIRE ON MARCH 31, 2018. Late fees are imposed starting June 1, 2018. You can come to the Town Clerk's office to renew your dog's license, or you can mail the form in, with a check and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please send a self-addressed envelope and stamp for each dog you are requesting a license for. We will send the dog tag(s) back to you in the mail. Just a reminder that it is a Massachusetts general law that dogs be licensed annually, with proof of a current rabies vaccination. Failure to comply may result in a by-law citation fee.

2018 Annual Rabies Clinic for both dogs and cats will be held Saturday March 10, 2018 at the Seekonk Public Works Department Garage on the corner of Route 44 & Lake St. For more details call (508) 336-2920, or Animal Control (508) 336- 6663. License fee: $10.00 for spayed or neutered dogs. $20.00 for un-spayed or un-neutered dogs.

Absentee Ballot applications are available in our office or on our web-site. If you want to be put on the permanent absentee ballot mailing list please fill out the form and check off "for all elections". If you know you will be out of Town for a certain election you can request an absentee ballot several weeks before an election.

Nomination papers for interested candidates are now available to be picked up for the Annual Town Election which will be held Monday April 2, 2018. The deadline to return the papers is February 12, 2018.

I would like to point out that when someone asks you to sign nomination papers please remember your signature must be legible, not just an initial or a scribble. The person signing must be a registered voter in the Town of Seekonk and the signature should not differ from the way it appears on the voting list. Also make sure you put down the street address at which you are registered to vote. The Town Clerk’s office cannot certify signatures that are illegible.

Thanks to the Rehoboth Garden Club for the beautiful holiday wreaths they donated to the Seekonk Town Hall. They truly made the Town Hall front doors welcoming to all during this Holiday Season. And a special thanks to Lydia Cordeiro, in the Seekonk Assessor’s office for taking the time to decorate our Town Hall with all the festive decorations, greenery, wreaths and of course the decorating of the new Christmas giving tree. Her enthusiasm and wonderful talent for decorating made the Holiday Season in Town Hall very special.

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