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Adam Weldai

Steven Ultrino

Craig Spadafora

Augustine Paolini

Barbara Murphy

Robert S. McCarthy Jr.

John P. Matheson

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Can I vote by absentee ballot?

Any registered voter can vote by absentee ballot if he or she will be away from the city on election day, is prevented by a physical disability from going to the polls, is prevented by religious belief from going to the polls.

Must I re-register to vote when I move?

Although you may register to vote at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the Registry does not provide us with changes of address. Therefore, if you have recently moved to Malden, you will probably need to re-register as a voter. Once you have registered to vote, you will remain registered as long as you live in Malden and answer your city census in January of each year. If you move after you have answered the annual census and would like to vote from your new address, you should notify the City Clerk's Office that you have moved. If you do not respond to the census, you will become an...

How do I register to vote?

BY MAIL: You may register by mail by downloading, completing, signing and mailing a Federal Voter registration form to us at: City Clerk's Office, Room 323, 200 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148. Please note that the form cannot be submitted electronically, as state and federal law require that your voter registration contain an original signature.

IN PERSON: You may register to vote by completing and signing a Voter Registration form at any of the following locations: form at any of the following locations: the local election office in any city or town; a special registration...

How do I obtain an absentee ballot?

To obtain an absentee ballot, you may download, complete, sign and mail an absentee ballot application to us at: City Clerk's Office, Room 323, 200 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148. Please note that the form cannot be submitted electronically, as state and federal law require that your absentee ballot request contain an original signature.
Ballots are available approximately four weeks before an election.  A ballot will be mailed to you as soon as a completed application is received. Or, if you prefer, you can complete an application and vote in person at the City Clerk's...

Obtain a copy of a birth record?

Generally, your birth record will be recorded in the community where you were born and in the community where your parents lived on the day of your birth. To verify that we have your birth record, e-mail cityclerk@cityofmalden.org or call (781) 397-7116. You may obtain a copy of your birth record either in person at the City Clerk's Office or by mail. The fee is $10/copy. Please note that requests for birth records cannot be made via telephone or fax, nor can certified copies be faxed to you. To obtain a copy by mail, send a written,...

Obtain a copy of a death record?

Death records will be kept in the community where the death occurred and in the community where the decedent lived at the time of death. To verify that we have a death record, e-mail cityclerk@cityofmalden.org or call (781) 397-7116.

You may obtain a copy of a death record either in person at the City Clerk's Office or by mail. The fee is $10/copy. Please note that requests for death records cannot be made via telephone or fax, nor can certified copies be faxed to you. To obtain a copy by mail, send a written, signed request...

Get a dog license?

State law and city ordinance require that all dogs over the age of 6 months be licensed annually. Licenses are issued for the calendar year. To obtain a dog license, you may download and complete a Dog License Application. Mail or bring the form to the City Clerk's Office with proof that your dog has been vaccinated for rabies. The fee is $15.00 for a spayed or neutered dog and $20.00 for all other dogs. 
Once your dog has been licensed, you will receive a renewal notice by mail in December of each year. Click here to download the form.

Obtain a copy of a marriage license?

Regardless of where you were married, you marriage record is kept in the community where you obtained your marriage license. To verify that we have a marriage record, e-mail cityclerk@cityofmalden.org or call (781) 397-7116. You may obtain a copy of a marriage record either in person at the City Clerk’s Office or by mail. The fee is $10/ copy. Please note that requests for marriage records cannot be made via telephone or fax, nor can certified copies be faxed to you. To obtain a copy by mail, send a written, signed request containing all of...

How do I apply for a marriage license?

To apply for a marriage license, both parties to the marriage must be eighteen years old or have a court order permitting the marriage. Both parties must complete marriage intentions at the City Clerk's Office during regular office hours. There is a $30 fee, payable at the time the application is filed. Both parties should also have proof of age. A driver's license or other government issued ID containing a birth date is sufficient proof of age. There is a three day waiting period between the time the intentions are filed and the license is issued. The license is valid for 60...

As official record keeper for the City, the Clerk’s Office files and maintains series of records such as vital records (births, deaths and marriages), Business Certificates, Board of Appeal and Planning Board decisions, municipal ordinances and minutes of all boards and commissions. As Clerk to the City Council, the office develops and distributes the Council agenda, keeps minutes of the meetings, provides notification of Council actions to affected parties and issues licenses on its behalf. As the City’s chief election officer, the City Clerk is responsible for all aspects of voter registration, absentee voting and election administration for all elections and serves as the Campaign Finance Officer for local elections. As licensing agent for the City, the office issues a variety of licenses and permits such as marriage licenses, auctioneer permits and raffle and bazaar permits.