Clerk's Office

Patrice Rose - Clerk

Christin Rice - Deputy Clerk 

3000 Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 147
St Joseph, MI 49085

Phone (269) 429-7703
Fax (269) 429-2079

2024 Board Meeting Synopsis

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Click here for February 26th, 2024 Special Meeting Synopsis

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2024 Elections:

Proposal 22-2

Early Voting Update

Please note that there will be no early voting for the May 7th election.  Early voting sites are only established for State and Federal elections.  They will be open for the August Primary and November Presidential election.

Dates for early voting in August and November will be posted on this page prior to the election day.

The County has established our Early Voting site.  Early voting for residents in the Northern areas of Berrien County will be taking place at the Lake Michigan College Todd Center.  Please see the Public Notice Below for the Jurisdictions that are participating in Early Voting and for dates and hours open. 

Those who vote an Absent Ballot, will need to make a decision to change from an Absent Application list to an Absent Ballot list.   Sometime in early 2024 the Application list will no longer exist.  Proposal 2 contains legislation to automatically send the voter a ballot.  If you do not wish to receive a ballot for every election and want to fill out an application for each election, you would need to call or email to have an application sent or stop in to fill it out. 

To be on the Ballot list A onetime signed application will be required from EACH voter.  You will find the application (Below:  Absent Ballot Application).  If you have already requested to be added to the ballot list you do not need to fill out another application.  

This change will present a big challenge for us with those of you who snowbird to warmer climates in the winter.  To better serve our voters we will need additional information from you for each election; the dates you are leaving and returning, and the address you will be at when you arrive.  It is the voter’s responsibility to make us aware of this prior to each election.  REMEMBER, election mail cannot be forwarded.  Anything we mail to you, if you are away, will be returned to us, causing a delay in receiving your ballot and the time needed to return it.   Communication will be the key.  Also, absent voters will see postage paid return envelopes when they receive their ballots.  No more adding a stamp to the envelope.   What is important on your returned ballot envelope is your signature.  Your signature is required to verify your identity.  When signing your ballot envelope, you will need to sign it as closely as that of the signature on your driver’s license.  Please compare them before returning the ballot.  We understand that health concerns may interfere with your signature matching the driver’s license. 

Returning your ballot is postage free.  If you do not wish to mail your ballot you can bring it in to the office or drop it in our Ballot Dropbox.  Two drop boxes are located in front of the Township Hall.  The white drop box (used previously) will be designated for tax payments and other documents and is located, when facing the front, at the left side of the building.  The other will be to the right of the building and is clearly marked as a BALLOT Dropbox (see picture above).

Special Thank you to the Election Inspector Team! 

Election Inspectors or Poll Workers conduct assigned duties which include issuing ballots to registered voters, monitoring the voting equipment, explaining how to properly mark the ballot or use the Voter Assist Terminal. 

Election Inspectors are mostly people are from our community, and spend a long day making sure your right to vote is exercised.  I don’t know what we would do without them.  Please be kind and thank them for their service as you go to the polls on election day. 


Election Information

Please visit the Election page.