CLINTON TOWNSHIP – Clinton Township Clerk Kim Meltzer announced that the Township’s Elections Department will reopen Friday, October 23, for in-person requests. Temporary staff will handle requests for absentee ballots and in-person ballot drop-off.
“We have worked quickly to reopen safely and consistent with CDC guidelines,” Meltzer said. “The office has been thoroughly sanitized and prepared for our temporary staff, and we are grateful for their assistance.”
The Elections Department will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, the Elections Department will also open Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as originally scheduled. Wait times may be longer than usual.
Residents are encouraged to continue using one of the Township’s six outdoor drop boxes to safely send in their ballots. The drop boxes are under 24-hour surveillance, and staff members collect the ballots daily.
The drop boxes can be found in the following locations:
For more information, contact the Elections Department at 586-286-9420.
Election Department temporarily closes due to COVID-19
CLINTON TOWNSHIP – Clinton Township Clerk Kim Meltzer announced today the Township Election’s Department will close for the time being to assess the staff’s exposure to COVID-19. Three employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
“Due to an abundance of caution, we are shutting the department down temporarily and sending everyone to get tested,” said Meltzer. “It’s unfortunate we have to do this so close to the election, but there is no greater priority than the health and safety of our employees and residents,” she said.
Meltzer expects the department to reopen by Monday. In the meantime, there is staff on hand to empty outdoor collection boxes. “We will continue to receive ballots by mail and from the six collection boxes throughout the Township,” she said.
Meltzer referred residents to the Township’s website for updates on when the Election Department will reopen.
CLINTON TOWNSHIP – Clinton Township Clerk Kim Meltzer announced today the Clerk’s office will be open to issue and receive absentee ballots on Saturdays in October before Election Day Nov. 3.
“This is the first time the Clerk’s office will open on multiple Saturdays before an election,” said Meltzer. “We’re required to be open on the Saturday right before Election Day, but with so many residents choosing to vote absentee, I feel it’s necessary to accommodate them on as many weekends as we can,” she said.
Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Earlier this month, Meltzer encouraged residents to return their absentee ballots by utilizing one of six secure collection drop boxes located throughout the Township. Locations include:
The collection boxes are emptied by election staff daily, including weekends. “Using one of our Collection Drop Boxes will guarantee your ballot is received by Election Day,” said Meltzer.
Absentee ballots are pre-processed on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Clinton Township Senior Center, located at 40730 Romeo Plank Rd. Ballots are processed according to Public Act 177 of 2020, sealed, and prepared for tabulation at 7 a.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
For more information, contact the Clinton Township Clerk’s Office at 586-723-8051.
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