From the Town Clerk's OfficeAug 29, 2014 10:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson
UPCOMING ELECTION NEWS
State Primary Set for Sept. 9The state primary election will take place on Tuesday, September 9. Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm. Voting will take place at the Bellingham High School Gym.
If for some reason you are unable to go in person to vote in the primary election, absentee ballots are available in the town clerk’s office. Absentee ballots may be cast until 12 pm on Monday, Sept. 8, the day before the election.
State Election RegistrationOctober 15 is the last day you can register to vote for the state election in November. The town clerk’s office will be open until 8 pm on that day. If you need a voter registration form mailed to your home, please contact the town clerk’s office at 508-657-2830 and one will mailed to you.
Have an unlicensed dog?If you do, then chances are there’s a citation with your name on it coming from the town clerk’s office. Citations are $50 this year.
Dog licenses are renewable annually, beginning on April 1. On July 1, a $20 late fee is assessed, per dog, along with the regular licensing fee. Then, on August 1, the additional $50 citation fee is issued.
“We have well over 2,100 dogs in this town—that we know of,” said Town Clerk Ann Odabashian. “As of The Bellingham Bulletin’s August 15th deadline, we have licensed 1,950 dogs, leaving approximately 150 dogs unaccounted for.