The City Clerk's Office prides itself in providing friendly and professional public service. The responsibilities of the City Clerk's office include the following:
- Administers Oath of Office - Custodian of Municipal Seal - Election Administration
- Freedom of Information Act Coordinator - Maintain Code of Ordinances
- Maintain Public Records - Maintains Records of Boards, Committees and Commissions
- Secretary to the City Commission, Civil Service Commission, and Retirement Board of Trustees
- Business Registrations
- Dog / Cat Licensing
- Door-to-Door Solicitation
- Taxi Cab Company
- Taxi Driver
- Transient Merchant
PERMANENT ABSENTEE LIST - if you would like to be added to the City's "Permanent Absentee List", please contact the City Clerk's office.
"NO KNOCK" LIST - if you would like to be added to the City's "No Knock" list, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name and address and we'll add your address to the list.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Procedures & Guidelines *EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015
City of Mount Clemens Employees Retirement System
Summary Annual Report to Members - June 30, 2013
ELECTIONS / Voter Registration Information
Please contact the City Clerk's office at (586) 469-6818 ext. 3 if you would like to request an absentee ballot for this Election.
You can also visit Michigan’s Voter Information Center at: www.michigan.gov/vote to get information of your voter registration status, upcoming elections, and to obtain absentee voter applications.
The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for all functions of an election including registering voters, processing absentee ballot requests, appointment of precinct inspectors, certifying nominating petitions for the Office of Mayor and City Commission.
The voters in the City of Mount Clemens vote using the Accu-Vote system. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 requires one accessible voting device (called AutoMARK) in each polling location beginning with the August 8, 2006 elections. The City of Mount Clemens successfully implemented this new marking device at all of its polling locations. This new equipment assists voters with disabilities in casting their ballot at the precinct. It provides voters with various disabilities the opportunity to mark, verify and cast their votes on the same ballots as every other voter. The AutoMARK is basically an electronic pen and marks the ballot for the voter. If you are interested in trying out this new machine, feel free to call the City Clerk’s Office at 469-6818 ext. 3.
How do I register to vote?
In order to vote in any election, a person must be 18 years of age on or before Election Day, a U.S. Citizen, and must register to vote at least 30 days prior to the Election. You can register to vote at any Secretary of State Branch office or at the City Clerk’s Office.
Where do I vote?
Your polling location is on your voter identification card. If you need a replacement card, or would like more information on your polling location, please call our office.
Click here for City of Mount Clemens Precinct Map.
Turner Chapel CME Church**
125 Clinton River Drive
58 South Wilson
300 Groesbeck Highway
300 Groesbeck Highway
Cairns Community Center
Mount Clemens City Hall
One Crocker Blvd.
How can I receive an absentee ballot?
Voters who meet one of the following criteria may vote by absentee ballot:
- I am 60 years of age or older
- I am physically unable to attend the polls without assistance of another.
- I am appointed precinct worker in a precinct other than the precinct where I reside.
- I expect to be absent from the community in which I am registered for the entire time the polls are open on election day.
- I cannot attend the polls because of the tenets of my religion.
- I cannot attend the polls because I am confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
Please call the City Clerk’s Office to receive an application for absentee ballot. Ask us how you can be placed on the permanent absentee voter list!
How do I run for local office?
Candidate packages for the Office of Mayor and City Commission are available by March 1 of the odd years (i.e. 2007, 2009, etc.). According to City Charter, Mayor and City Commissioners are elected during odd years. The Mayor is elected for a 2-year term, and the City Commissioners are elected for 4-year terms. Candidate packets will contain all pertinent information and forms, including nominating petitions. A candidate must be:
- - at least 18 years of age
- - a registered voter
- - a resident of the City for at least 365 days immediately prior to the last day of filing
How do I contact my County, State or Federal Representatives?
Representatives for the City of Mount Clemens are:
US Congressional, District 9: Sander Levin (D) - 27085 Gratiot, Roseville, MI 48066 - (586) 498-7122; FAX (586) 498-7123
1034 Longworth House Office Building, Washington DC 20515 - (202) 225-4961 * www.house.gov/levin
State Senate, District 8: Jack Brandenburg (R) - 605 Farnum Building, PO Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909-7536 - (517) 373-7670; FAX (517) 373-5958
* www.senate.mi.gov/brandenburg; senJBrandenburg@senate.michigan.gov
State Representative, 31st District: William Sowerby (D) - (517) 373-0159, (877) 347-8031, FAX (517) 373-5893; www.housedems.com/sowerby; WilliamSowerby@house.mi.gov
County Commissioner, 9th District: Elizabeth Lucido (D) - One South Main Street, 9th Floor, Mount Clemens, MI 48043 - (586) 469-5125; FAX (586) 469-5993