CLERK & ELECTIONS
Kim Meltzer grew up in Marysville, MI. and graduated from Marysville High School. Always involved in various sports, Kim focused most of her athletic abilities in the area of figure skating. Kim participated in many competitions in the U.S. and Canada before registering with the USFSA –United States Figure Skating Association as a professional figure skating instructor. Kim also trained to become a personal fitness instructor and worked with both youth and seniors training in fitness specific sports.
Kim has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Wayne State University but did not pursue this degree until after she gave birth to her three children. Kim enjoys learning and believes it is never too late to learn. Kim was influenced to study the political arena by her children. She wanted to participate in making the community they grew up in, a better place.
Kim and her husband, Clarence own and operate a manufacturing company in Macomb County and employ Macomb County residents. Kim is passionate about manufacturing and advocates for it at every opportunity, saying “in order for the great State of Michigan to rebound economically, we must manufacture.“
Kim began her political service in 2000 when she won her first election as Trustee to the Clinton Twp. Board of Trustees. Kim served one term and ran for the State House of Representatives where she served two terms before being elected to the position of Clinton Twp. Clerk in 2012.
While a state representative Kim served as vice-chair of Tax Policy, Commerce, Urban Policy and was vice-chair of the committee on Ethics and Elections. With her experience as a job provider and her focus on job creation, Kim advocated for policies that would bring manufacturing back to Michigan. Kim also received much recognition for her accomplishments with the Macomb Food Pantry and Michigan Legislative Anti-Hunger Caucus. As Clerk Kim will continue to support programs that will help Clinton Twp. residents eradicate hunger.
Kim is grateful for your confidence in her ability to lead as your Clinton Twp. Clerk and is committed to lead with integrity and efficiency.
Kim Meltzer - Chairperson
Paul Gieleghem - Commissioner
Ken Pearl - Commissioner
Clerk Phone: (586) 286-9422
Elections Phone: (586) 286-9420
FAX: (586) 723-8181
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Voter Registration and Eligibility Requirements Voter Registration and Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to register to vote in Michigan you must be:
You must be registered at least 30 days before Election Day to vote.
Michigan law states that the same address must be used for voter registration and driver's license purposes. That means, if the residence address you provide on the application differs from the address shown on a driver's license or personal identification card issued by the State of Michigan, the Secretary of State will automatically change your driver's license or personal ID card address to match the residence address entered on this form. If a change is made, the Secretary of State will mail you an address update sticker for your driver's license or personal ID card.
If you have never voted in Michigan and submit your registration application through the mail or at a voter registration drive, you must appear in person to vote in the first election in which you wish to participate. This requirement does not apply if:
ID Needed for Voter Registration ID Needed for Voter Registration
Voter registration applicants that apply in person are required to provide photo identification, or complete an Affidavit of Voter not in Possession of Picture Identification.
If you have never registered to vote in Michigan and choose to mail in your application, you will need to meet a Federal identification requirement. This means you must either:
NEVER SEND AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENT!
ID Needed for Voting at Polls ID Needed for Voting at Polls
Every Michigan voter who votes at the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.
Voter Registration Deadline Voter Registration Deadline
The Registration Deadline is 30 days before an election (mail in registrations must be postmarked 30 days prior to an election).
If you change your address after the Registration Deadline, for that election you will need to vote in your previous location one last time.
Change of Address Change of Address
Whenever you move to a new city or township, or you change your address within a city or township, you must update your address. This can be handled through the Township Clerk, at a Secretary of State Branch office, by mail, or at any other location where voter registrations are accepted.
Michigan voters must use the same residential address for voter registration and driver's license purposes. Consequently, if you submit a driver's license address change, it will be applied to your voter registration. Similarly, if you submit a voter registration address change, it will be applied to your driver's license and the Secretary of State will mail a sticker for the back of your license.
Verify Voter Registration Verify Voter Registration
To verify your voter registration status, you can visit the Michigan Voter Information Center. You can also view a sample ballot, find your polling location, or monitor the status of your absentee ballot application and ballot.
Absentee Ballot Process Absentee Ballot Process
As a registered voter, you may obtain an absentee ballot if you satisfy one of these statutory reasons:
You can request to be placed on the Permanent Absent Voter list by contacting the Township Clerk at 586-286-9420. An application will be mailed to you prior to each election. You must return the completed application each time to receive an absentee ballot.
Requests to have an absentee ballot mailed to you must be submitted to the Township Clerk no later than 2:00 pm the Saturday before the election.
A first time voter in Michigan who registers to vote by mail must vote in person in the first election in which he or she participates. The restriction does not apply to overseas voters, voters who are handicapped or voters who are 60 years of age or older.
If an emergency, such as a sudden illness or family death, prevents you from reaching the polls on Election Day, you may request an emergency absentee voter ballot. Requests for an emergency ballot must be submitted after the deadline for regular absentee ballots has passed, but before 4:00 pm on Election Day. The emergency must have occurred at a time which made it impossible for you to apply for a regular absentee ballot. The Township Clerk will have more information about emergency absentee voter ballots.
Overseas and Military Voters Overseas and Military Voters
You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependent of a uniformed services voter. Utilize the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) to register to vote and to obtain an absentee ballot. You will receive an absentee ballot for every election in the year that you submit the FPCA. You can track your absentee ballot at the Michigan Voter Information Center.
If you have filled out your ballot and want to use express delivery, you can use the Overseas Vote Foundation's Express Your Vote resource for discounted shipping rates and reliable tracking.
Election Dates Election Dates
Poll Worker Information Poll Worker Information
In order to be an Election Inspector:
Complete the Election Inspector Application and return it to the Township Clerk.
Polling Place Locator and Hours Polling Place Locator and Hours
Polling places will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on Election Day.
Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center to find your polling location and to view a sample ballot.
Provisions for Voters with Disabilities Provisions for Voters with Disabilities
Any action or physical barrier that prevents voters with disabilities from casting a ballot is unacceptable. To ensure that proper accessibility is maintained, federal and state laws require polling places to remove or make accommodations for any barriers that prevent voters with disabilities from voting.
The AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal is an optical scan ballot marker designed for use by people who are unable to personally mark an optical scan ballot due to physical impairments or language barriers, although it can also be used by other voters. There is an AutoMark at every precinct.
If you require assistance in casting a ballot, you may choose a person to help you provided that the person is not your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union.
Applications & Forms
Absentee Voter Ballot Application
Application for Appointment
Car Wash License Application
Christmas Tree Sales Application
Coin Operated Device License Application
Election Inspector Application
Freedom of Information Act Request Form
Gratiot Cruise Application
Liquor License Instructions & Application
Liquor License Application (Outdoor)
Massage Business License Application
Motor Vehicle Lot License Application
Non-Commercial Solicitor Application Form
Soliciting 90 Day License Application
Special Assessment Improvement Application
Used Car Lot License Application
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The Clinton Township Clerk’s office accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. As a certified application acceptance agency, the Clerk’s staff is required to be trained and certified, and sends applications and materials to the U.S. Department of State’s office for processing. Routine processing time takes 4 to 6 weeks. Expedited processing in 3-4 weeks is available for an additional fee.
U.S. Citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at Clinton Township Clerk’s Office, 40700 Romeo Plank Road, on a walk-in basis, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Late night appointments, 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., are available on the first and third Thursdays of each month. See the links below to make an appointment.
Applicants are required to bring the following items with them:
The fees charged are set by the U.S. Department of State. There is a $25 application fee made payable to Clinton Township, and the passport fee made payable to the U.S. Dept. of State. Click here for a complete list of passport fees.
Applications are available at the Township Clerk’s office, or you can click here for more information and an online application form.
7/2/2015 Passport Late Night
7/16/2015 Passport Late Night
8/6/2015 Passport Late Night
8/20/2015 Passport Late Night
9/3/2015 Passport Late Night
9/17/2015 Passport Late Night
10/1/2015 Passport Late Night
10/15/2015 Passport Late Night
11/5/2015 Passport Late Night
11/19/2015 Passport Late Night
12/3/2015 Passport Late Night
12/17/2015 Passport Late Night
- All applications for appointment to boards, commissions and/or committees that the Board of Trustees shall have authority to make shall be submitted to all Board members and voted upon by the Board. By State Statute, the Planning Commission and the Downtown Development Authority Members are appointed by the Township Supervisor with the Township Board of Trustees approval.
- Sixty days prior to any committee expiration date, a notice of intended vacancy will be posted by the Administrative Aide on our cable channel, township bulletin board and on our township web site. Board members will be advised as well.
- Interested individuals will be directed to complete an Application for Appointment which can be downloaded off the website or obtained from the Trustee’s Office. Those wishing to be re-appointed will also be required to complete an application.
- All applications will be submitted to the Administrative Aide in the Trustee’s Office by the cut-off date as specified on the posting.
- All applications received by the Administrative Aide will be disseminated to all board members for review prior to the board meeting. A letter will likewise be prepared by the Administrative Aide placing the appointment(s) on the Board agenda.
- In the event a term is vacated due to resignation, the same process will be followed once notification of said resignation has been received in the Trustees Office.
- Committee appointments that fall to the Township Supervisor by statute or committee by-laws will also be posted as a courtesy to all.
- The Administrative Aide will coordinate and oversee the process maintaining all records on committee appointments.
APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT CLICK HERE