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Should the Freedom town clerk be elected or appointed?

Get ready to vote in Freedom April 5


March 30, 2022

On the April 5 ballot this year is a question of whether the Freedom town clerk should be appointed or elected.

The reason for the question appearing on the ballot, said trustee Michelle Shelite, was to find a town clerk who meets the state's requirements for eligibility, but to do so in a way that removes the requirement that that person live within town limits.

The statute that controls qualifications for elected office include these items:

Must be a resident of Freedom

Must be registered to vote in Freedom

In the case of trustees, they must reside in the ward they represent.

The statue g...

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