candidates supported by both major parties
As early as the first Federal elections in 1788, there were candidates, who while alligned with one party or another, was supported in the press by both parties in a particular election.
Town Clerk: The clerk or secretary to the corporation of a town, who has charge of the records, correspondence, and legal business, the conduct of municipal elections, etc.
Oxford English Dictionary
1803 - 1824: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
Office Scope: Town(ship) / Borough (Pennsylvania)
Role Scope: Town(ship) / Borough (Pennsylvania)