Clerk Department

3800 Lapeer Road
Port Huron Township, MI 48060
Monday - Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm
Except Holidays
Benita Davis
Penny Simpson
Deputy Clerk/Assessor Assistant
Veronica Caplinger
Elections Clerk

Duties of the Clerk’s Office

Statutory Duties:

  • Maintains custody of all township records
  • Records and maintains township meeting minutes, posts all meeting notices
  • Keeps township book of oaths and administers oaths
  • Keeps township ordinance book
  • Maintains the general ledger
  • Prepares warrants for township checks and signs all checks
  • Prepares financial statements
  • Prepares tax certificates to supervisor prior to September 30th
  • Appoints a deputy clerk
  • Approves contracts
  • Serves on assigned committees

Administers all Elections:

  • Plans, organizes and oversees election activities
  • Keeps voter registration files and conducts elections
  • Makes address and name changes to current voters
  • Cancels voters when they move or become deceased
  • Issues voter ID cards to all voters
  • Maintains voter master cards with signatures for all registered voters
  • Updates voter history for all voters after each election
  • Processes absentee ballots
  • Prepares voting devices
  • Supply precincts with necessary supplies for election day
  • Proofs ballots
  • Coordination of facilities for polling locations
  • Trains Election Inspectors
  • Issues, validates, and certifies petitions for local candidates and issues
  • Relocates precinct boundaries

Non Statutory Duties:

  • Township's FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Coordinator
  • Administers liquor license permit applications
  • Administers solicitation permit program
  • Administers payroll, insurance, and all human resources
  • Answers the general township telephone lines
  • Notary Public
  • Coordinates the orders for supplies

Cemetery Administration:

  • Prepares and maintains records
  • Manages the sale of lots
  • Prepares lot deeds
  • Prepares legal documents for transfer of burial rights and other
  • documents related to cemetery operations
  • Maintains the cemetery grounds


 Business License Packet
 Business Licensing Ordinance Amendment
 FOIA Request for Public Records
 FOIA Procedures and Guidelines
 FOIA Fees
Check Voter Registration
 Election Inspector Application
 Peddler/Solicitor Application
Permanent AV Ballot Application
 Special Events Application
 Transient/Merchant Application
 Voter Registration