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The City Clerk is responsible for:
- Serving as Clerk of the City Council, Commissions and various other boards; preparing agendas, meeting packets and minutes.
- Notifies proper officials of the expiration of any boards, contracts/agreements and liability claims.
- Record manager for the City’s vital records.
- Acting as the Freedom of Information (FOIA) coordinator.
- Administering all oaths required by law.
- Managing various City licenses and permits.
- Planning, organizing and administering all Federal, State, Local and School Elections.
- Maintaining voter registration records.
- Publishing and posting notices of the City as required by law.
- Coordinates all liability claims for the City.
- Voter registration can be done at the Clerk's office.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen and at least 18 years old.
- You may only register for yourself.
- Registration must be done at least 30 days prior to an election if you wish to vote in that election.
- You may also register at the Secretary of State's Office.
- Voter Information
- Overseas/Military Voter
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In 1986, the federal government passed the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) providing special registration and absentee voting provisions for military and overseas civilians. In addition UOCAVA authorized the use of the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) was created by the Department of Defense to oversee UOCAVA. In 2009 the federal Military and Overseas Empowerment Act (MOVE Act) and corresponding state legislation was passed expanding UOCAVA by further allowing a UOCAVA voter to submit one AV application for a calendar year, ballot(s) to be sent to the UOCAVA voter via email or fax, establishing a 45-day absent voter ballot delivery requirement, and expanding the use of the FWAB. In 2012, the state legislature passed PA 279 of 2012 further expanding the use of the FWAB to local and state offices.
- Special Election will be Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
- Presidential Primary will be Tuesday, March 8th, 2016.
- General Election will be Tuesday, November 8th, 2016.
Link to Voter Information with sample ballot
FIRST TIME VOTERS GUIDE
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Voting Precincts Polling Place Addresses:
- Precinct 1: Crowell School 1418 Cooper Street. Link to Precinct 1 map
- Precinct 2: St. John School 1020 Irwin Avenue. Link to Precinct 2 map
- Precinct 3: St. John School 1020 Irwin Avenue. Link to Precinct 3 map
- Precinct 4: Tenant Hall (Methodist Church) 600 East Michigan Ave. Link to Precinct 4 map
- Precinct 5: Crowell School 1418 Cooper Street. Link to Precinct 5 map
- Precinct 6: Tenant Hall (Methodist Church) 600 East Michigan Ave. Link to Precinct 6 map
- Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on election days.
- Absentee ballots are available and may be voted up until the day before the election.
- Absentee ballots may be obtained by a prospective voter by first filling out an application, which is available at the Clerk's office upon the voter showing their ID. Or, a prospective voter may write to the City Clerk, at 112 W. Cass Street, to request the application. The application may be filled out and submitted at City Hall only by the person who will be voting absentee, or it can be mailed back.
- Written Public Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines
- FOIA Fee Itemization Form
- FOIA Procedures and Guidelines
- FOIA Request for Public Records