Tuesday, October 15, 2019

County Clerk

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Minde` B. Lux
County Clerk ext. 205
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Shelly Nelson
Chief Deputy Clerk ext. 260
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Carol Anderson
Deputy Clerk ext. 259
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Brenda Young
Deputy Clerk ext. 261
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The Clerk is the chief election official of the County and supervises all national, state, and local elections. Administration of the Michigan Campaign Finance Reporting Act is also the responsibility of the Clerk.

The Clerk issues marriage licenses, birth certificates, death certificates, concealed weapons permits, military discharge orders, notary public commissions, assumed name certificates, co-partnership certificates, and numerous other filings.

The Clerk is the official for oaths of office for county officials and their deputies and is the keeper of the official Circuit Court Seal and the County Seal.

The County Clerk is an elected official with a four-year term of office as provided by the Michigan Constitution.

The duties of the Clerk are prescribed by law and include:

  • Clerk of Circuit Court, Family Court, and the Board of Commissioners
  • Clerk of the County Election Canvassers, Clerk of the Election Scheduling Committee
  • Clerk of the Elections Commission, Clerk of the Jury Board
  • Clerk of the Plat Board and Registrar of Vital Records

2020 Election Information

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Important Information:

The different types of petitions provided for candidates are described below. Candidates must use the proper petition form. The use of the wrong petition form can result in the candidate's disqualification.

  • Countywide Partisan Nominating Petition: May be used by any major party candidate who seeks a partisan office. Exception: The form cannot be used by a candidate who seeks the office of County Commissioner.
  • City/Township Partisan Nominating Petition:  May be used by any major party candidate who seeks a partisan office. Must be used by a major party candidate who seeks the office of County Commissioner.
  • Countywide Qualifying Petition: May be used by any candidate without political party affiliation who seeks a partisan office. Exception: The form cannot be used by a candidate who seeks the office of County Commissioner.
  • City/Township Qualifying Petition: May be used by any candidate without political party affiliation who seeks a partisan office. Must be used by a candidate without party affiliation who seeks the office of County Commissioner.
  • Countywide Nonpartisan Nominating Petition: May be used by any candidate who seeks a nonpartisan office. Exceptions: This form cannot be used by a candidate who seeks a school board position, intermediate school board position, community college trustee position, library board position or a district library board position.
  • City/Township Nonpartisan Nominating Petition: May be used by any candidate who seeks a nonpartisan office. Exceptions: The form cannot be used by any candidate who seeks a school board position, intermediate school board position or community college trustee position.
  • Village Nonpartisan Nominating Petition: Use restricted to candidates who seek a village office.
  • School Nominating Petition: Use restricted to candidates who seek a school board petition. Specially designed versions of the petition form are available for candidates who seek a position on an intermediate school board or a community college board of trustees.
  • Metropolitan District Nominating Petition: Use restricted to candidates who seek a metropolitan district office.

ALL HIGHLIGHTED AND UNDERLINED PETITIONS CAN BE OBTAINED IN THE ISABELLA COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE.

November 2018 General Election Results

The November 6th, 2018 election results are available on electionreporting.com.

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