The Township Clerk is elected every four (4) years. The Clerk 's responsibilities are largely set by state statute and include (but are not limited to): Election Administration, Freedom of Information Coordinator, serves as an officer and voting member of the Township Board, keeper of all official Township records, prepares minutes for the Township Board, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings, updates to the Code of Ordinances and Zoning Code Books.
The Clerk is the Freedom of Information Coordinator. The Freedom of Information Act sets requirements for the disclosure of public records by all "public bodies" in the state. In general, all records, except those specifically cited as exceptions, are covered by the Freedom of Information Act.
The Clerk's office maintains official Township Cemetery records. Assistance for the purchase of grave sites, burial service, monument placements and maintenance of our cemeteries is provided through the Parks and Recreation Department.
The Meridian Township Clerks Office provides notary services for residents at no charge.
For Information regarding election results and campaign finance information Visit the Ingham County Clerk website.
Can I register to vote by mail?
Yes. Individuals, less than 65 years of age, who register by mail, must vote “in person” the first election in which they vote. If you use the State of Michigan Mail-in Voter Registration form, please follow the instructions, specifically those for First Time Michigan Voters.
Does the address on my Michigan voter registration application have to match my driver's license?
Yes. If the residence address you provide on the Voter Registration Application does not match your driver license or personal identification card, the Secretary of State will automatically change your Driver’s License to match your Voter Registration Application. If such a change is made, the Secretary of State will mail you a change of address sticker to place on the back of your License/ID.
Do I need a picture ID to vote at the polls?
Yes. Starting November 6, 2007, every Michigan voter must provide picture identification or sign an affidavit attesting that you are not in possession of picture ID. A ballot cannot be issued to a voter if picture identification is not shown or the affidavit is not signed.
Do I need to re-register to vote before each election?
No. Voter Registration in Michigan is permanent as long as you reside at the address at which you registered. If you move within Meridian Township, you must notify the Township Clerk’s Office of your move within 60 days.
If you move out of Meridian Township, you must re-register in your new community.
When can I register to vote?
You may register to vote at any time. You must be registered to vote 30 days prior to an upcoming election to
be eligible to vote in that election.
Where do I register to vote?
You may register to vote at the following locations:
Meridian Township residents may register at the Township Clerk’s Office: 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos
Any Secretary of State Branch Office
Ingham County Clerk’s Office
Any Family Independence Agency Office
Specified government agencies including the Ingham County Health
Department or Michigan Employment Security Commission