To provide the voters of Middlesex County with the necessary resources, to properly cast their vote for the candidate of their choice, in a safe secure environment, while observing their right of confidentiality, and protecting their right of suffrage, through control and supervision of its assigned resources.
How We Are Structured
The Board of Elections is an autonomous body of County Government, headed up by four Commissioners appointed by the Governor, two democrats and two republicans, upon recommendation from the respective County, and State Chairmen, one each to alternating two year terms of office. At their annual reorganization meeting, they elect a President, and a secretary & Commissioner of Registration, to hold said office for the ensuing year. They serve at the pleasure of the Governor. They have authority over hiring and/or dismissal of the office employees. They also have poll worker responsibility, training, and assignment to the polls in all twenty-five towns, which comprise the County of Middlesex. Have full power and authority to direct the Local, County, and/or State Police on duty, to maintain, or restore order, during an election. The election results, are certified by the Commissioners, after each election.
The State Attorney General's Office is Legal Counsel for the Board of Elections, to act on its behalf on anything from legal opinions, to representation in Court.