The Town Clerk holds and provides access to public records, vital statistics, and general information. The Town Clerk's Office is the official filing agent for the Town and accepts, files, records and supervises the issuance and collection of fees for various Commonwealth and Town licenses. The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for conducting elections in accordance with federal, state and town ordinances.
|Massachusetts Secretary of State - Elections Division - The website of the Elections Division of the Mass Secretary of State. Some very useful information about obtaining absentee ballots, how to register to vote and many other related topics can be found on the site.|
|MA State Ethics Commission On-Line Training - The introductory online training program provided through this website provides a short summary of the key provisions of the conflict of interest law and follows up with questions to further your understanding of these provisions. It is important to keep in mind that information provided in the online training program is general in nature and is not an exhaustive review of the conflict of interest law.|
|Summary of the Conflict of Interest Law for Municipal Employees - This summary of the conflict of interest law, General Laws chapter 268A, is intended to help municipal employees understand how that law applies to them. This summary is not a substitute for legal advice, nor does it mention every aspect of the law that may apply in a particular situation. Municipal employees can obtain free confidential advice about the conflict of interest law from the Commission's Legal Division at our website, phone number, and address above.|
|A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law - The Massachusetts Public Records Law can be found at Chapter 66, Section 10 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The Public Records Law applies to records created by, or in the custody of, a state or local agency, board or other government entity. Anyone may ask to view or copy documents held by these state and local records custodians. Unless the requested records fall under an exemption to the Public Records Law, the responsive documents must be made available to the requester. For a list of exemptions, please refer to Chapter 4, Section 7(26) of the Massachusetts General Laws. Go to the Town Clerk Forms page to view or download the current Town of Goshen Public Records Access Guidelines document.|