Clerk


PRIMARY ELECTION
                           AUGUST 7, 2018 


TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF BRIDGMAN:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A GENERAL ELECTION will be held in the City of Bridgman on TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018 at City Hall, 9765 Maple St., Bridgman, MI  49106. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE the candidates of the Republican Party, Democratic Party, and Libertarian Party  are seeking nominations to the following partisan offices: Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative in Congress, State Senator, State Representative, County Commissioner, Delegate to County Convention and such other partisan offices that may by law be required to be nominated at the primary.

Absentee ballots are available for all for all elections; registered voters may contact the local clerk to obtain an application for an absent voter ballot. You may vote by absentee ballot if you:

  • Are unable to attend the polls without assistance;
  • Are 60 years of age or older;
  • Expect to be absent from your city or township for the entire time the polls are open on election day;
  • Are in jail, awaiting arraignment or trial;
  • Have been assigned to work as a precinct inspector in a precinct other than where you are registered; or
  • Are unable to attend the polls because of religious beliefs

The City Clerk’s office will be open on Saturday, August 4, 2018 between from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the purpose of sending and receiving absentee ballots.

Persons with special needs, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, shall be supplied with Braille or audio instructions upon request.

Full text of the ballot proposal may be obtained at the City Clerk’s office or can be found at www.mi.gov/vote.


Absentee Ballot Application


Responsibilities



  • The City Clerk shall be the ex-officio clerk of the City Council and shall keep a complete record of the proceedings of the Council. The City Clerk shall perform all duties required by State law, the Charter and the Council.
  • Serves as the Clerk to the City Commission, records, transcribes and indexes City Commission minutes, administers oaths of office and attends regular and special Commission meetings. Publishes public hearing and meeting notices, ordinances, bid advertisements, and all other legally required notices. 
  • Provides office and counter services including processing of voter registrations, the maintenance of poll lists, and the maintenance of official city records including Commission minutes, resolutions, City ordinances, property records, contracts and other documents. 
  • Conducts national, state and local elections. Plans for, recruits and trains, temporary election workers, and election staffing. 
  • Directs election operations, coordinates the canvas of votes, and oversees recounts. Prepares budget requests for the clerks office, maintains activity records, and coordinate office and election operations with those of related city and county departments. 
  • Serves as custodian of the City Seal and all City records, documents and ordinances. 

Election Information

When it comes time for election, many people have questions such as: Am I registered to vote? How do I go about getting and absentee ballot? How do I become an Election Inspector? Please click here for more information. 

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