Be Counted: Belmont Town Census In the Mail This Week

Photo: Belmont census in the mail.  It’s been delayed by a couple of weeks, but residents can anticipate the annual town census will be in their mailbox any day now, according to Ellen Cushman, Belmont’s town clerk. And Cushman encourages residents to complete and submit the census as Massachusetts General Laws require an annual listing of […]

Running for Office/Town Meeting: Belmont’s Nomination Process [VIDEO]

Photo: The steps to get you on the ballot. Thinking about running for Belmont Town Meeting? Or maybe taking a step up and seeking town-wide office? What eligible voters need first to understand is the nomination process to place your name on the ballot for the 2017 Town Election which takes place on Tuesday, April […]

Three Days of Early Voting Remain; It’s Easy as 1,2,3 [VIDEO]

Photo: Remember to get your “I Voted” sticker! Residents have three days in which to participate in early voting for the Presidential election, according to Ellen Cushman, Belmont’s Town Clerk. Town Hall will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday, Nov. 4 from […]

Belmont Town Clerk Announces Early Presidential Voting Dates, Hours

  Photo: Town Clerk Ellen Cushman registering Belmont High School students allowing them to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election.  Recent changes to the Massachusetts General Laws gives all registered voters the opportunity to cast a ballot for the Presidential and State Election before the Nov. 8 Election Day, according to a statement from Belmont […]

Why I’m Running: Ellen O’Brien Cushman for Town Clerk

Photo: At work with Ellen Cushman. I am proud to be Belmont ‘s Town Clerk for the last six years and look forward to serving for another three years, following in the footsteps of some extraordinarily dedicated women and men.  April 5 I run unopposed for re-election but I want to provide a quick summary of […]

A Fairy Tale Wedding, From Cinderella’s Castle to Belmont’s Town Hall

Photo: Not only did Town Clerk Ellen Cushman conduct the ceremony, she took photos of the bride and groom. For Kai Lin and Guang Shen, it felt like their love was fated. Meeting online just about a year ago, Lin – a widow with an 11-year-old son – and Shen – divorced with an eight-year-old son […]

Wednesday, Feb. 10 Deadline to Register, Change Parties for Mar. 1 Presidential Primary

Photo: Register to vote. The Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman reminds residents that tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 10 is the deadline to register to vote if they wish to participate in the Massachusetts Presidential Primary on March 1.   Feb. 10 is also the deadline for registered voters who wish to change party enrollment either to […]

Town Seeking Election Workers to Help During ‘Busy’ 2016

Photo: It will be a busy 2016 for voters in Belmont with four planned elections. And the Belmont Board of Registrars and Town Clerk are committed to administering fair, open and efficient elections.  To do this the Town Clerk’s office rely on the dedicated services of the more than 100 election workers and we’re always […]

A Friendly Reminder: Residents Holding Yard Sales Need a (Free) Permit

Photo: It’s the season for yard sales. Ah, warm weather; in Belmont that means gardening, barbecues and yard sales. It’s not usual to find a dozen tag, rummage or moving sales around town from spring through fall. So, it’s well worth remembering that Belmont passed a general private sales bylaw last year requiring a permit […]

Town Clerk: Know Where a Political Sign Can and Can’t Be Displayed

Photo: Here is a reminder from Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman to all residents who have or are about to display a political sign: “The Town Clerk reminds residents that all campaign and political signs MUST only be placed for display on private property. Specifically, the “sidewalk strip” or “tree strip”  in front of your home, as well as the delta islands, playgrounds, school grounds and […]