|A Town Clerk is the public recorder for all municipal business. In most communities a town clerk serves as “the place to call for information”. Actions from Annual and Special Town Meetings, as well as all elections held in the community, are recorded by the Town Clerk. The Clerk preserves all vital records (births, marriages and deaths) and the town seal is kept here. Municipal meeting notices, special permits and Zoning Board variances are filed with the Town Clerk. Information on the Town of Ware Home Rule Charter is available on this site.
Birth, marriage and death certificates are available from this office. Certified copies of the documents filed in this office are available for $8.00 per copy. Details such as the name of the individual and date of the birth, death or marriage are necessary in order to provide a record of the event. Certain records may be "restricted". Restricted records have limited access to the following individuals only - "those listed on the record". Only with a valid, unexpired, driver's license or state ID will a record be issued. Individuals having custody of the child through a court order must produce the court order with the court seal (no photocopies) to be left on file in the clerks office. No attorney privilege letter of request to secure the record will
be accepted; without a court order, which will remain on file in the Town Clerk's Office.
Checks or money orders are to be made payable to the Town of Ware. A self-addressed, postage paid envelope must be included with the request. Mailing address is:
126 Main Street
Ware, MA 01082
Voter registration can be completed in person, or by mail. Mail-in registration forms are available at the Town Clerk’s office or the US Post Office. Voter registration deadlines are as follows: an individual, qualifed to register to vote, must register to vote and/or change their party affiliation 20 DAYS PRIOR to any state or local election or the Annual Town Meeting; and 10 DAYS PRIOR to a Special Town Meeting. The last date to register to vote for the State Election will be on Wednesday - October 15, 2014. A special voter registration session will be held on that day from 9 AM to 8 PM in the Office of the Town Clerk. All mail-in registrations must be postmarked on this date also.
A special voter registration session will be held in the Office of the Town Clerk 126 Main Street, Ware, from 9 AM to 8 PM. Mail-in voter registration cards are available at the Post Office on West Street but must be postmarked on the date listed above.
For more information about the State Election - November 4, 2014 see: www.ma.gov - Secretary of the Commonwealth. Find out if your are registered, check your polling location for voting and see a sample of the questions which will appear on the ballot.