There seems to be "a major problem" regarding the position of Barnstable County Clerk. Today I contacted Scott Nickerson (Barnstable Superior Court Clerk) to ask a question, and he responded to me very forcefully that he is no longer the County Clerk, and has not been since December of last year! He advised me to contact the state Elections Division for any inquiries. In any case, I contacted Mark Zielinski's office, and his administrative assistant informed me that the position of County Clerk is appointed by the County Commissioners, and that Mr. Nickerson was not reappointed last year (because of some "major snafu" I gather). I asked her who the current County Clerk is, and she informed me that "we do NOT have one at the present time..." I am a bit disturbed that an election year is coming up soon and there is still no County Clerk to
handle the various important responsibilities that need to be dealt with... Could you please bring this matter up at the next Assembly of Delegates meeting to see what if anything can be done to resolve the problem?
This was a letter to Assembly of Delegates member Tom Lynch.