Clerk


GENERAL ELECTION
                           NOVEMBER 6, 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, NOVEMBER 6, 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, US Taxpayers Party, Green Party, Natural Law Party, and Working Class Party and candidates without party affiliation who seek election to the following partisan offices are to be voted for in your county: Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative in Congress, State Senator, Representative in State Legislature, Member of the State Board of Education, Regent of the University of Michigan, Trustee of Michigan State University, Governor of Wayne State University, County Commissioner, Justice of Supreme Court, Judge of Court of Appeals, Judge of Circuit Court, Judge of Probate Court, Judge of District Court, Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees Member, Bridgman City Council, Bridgman Public Library Board Member, and Bridgman Public Schools Board Member.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there will be three statewide proposals identified below that will appear on the ballot:

PROPOSAL 18-1: A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers.

PROPOSAL 18-2: A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years.

PROPOSAL 18-3: A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution.

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, November 3, 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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