The clerk serves as ex officio member and secretary of the county election board, and as a member and clerk of the county board of canvassers. The clerk appoints other members of the county election board and the board of canvassers. These appointments must be made, one from each of the two major political parties, from nominations filed in writing by the county chairmen of the parties. The clerk receives filings of candidacy from persons seeking certain elective public offices, and issues certificates of election to successful local candidates except in the cases of constitutional officers who receive commissions from the governor.

“The county clerk serves as voter registration officer in all counties having a population of less than 100,000 population electing not to have a board of voter registration. Serving in this capacity the clerk has full charge and control of the process of registering voters in the county, including certification of deputy registration officers. Counties having a population of 100,000 or more are required to have a board which performs these functions instead of the clerk.

In this Election Division, you will find information on: