The Town Clerk and Assistant Town Clerk administer oaths to persons being sworn in as elected and appointed officials of the Town of Ledyard. This includes members of town boards, commissions and committees.
The process is as follows: Once a person has been accepted an appointment or has been elected, a formal letter of appointment is crafted and signed by the appointing authority. The appointment letter is forwarded to the Town Clerk’s Office, where it forms the basis for preparing the Volume titled Record of Oaths.
The person swears (or affirms) the following oath:
"I (person states their name) do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of Connecticut so long as I continue a citizen thereof, and that I will faithfully discharge, according to law, the duties of the office of (person recites the office) to the best of my ability so help me God."