Kochville Township Clerk
5851 Mackinaw Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48604
989-792-7596 Ext. 116 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our township clerk is an invaluable asset to the efficient and orderly operation of Kochville’s municipal government. The clerk has custody of all township records, books, and papers, keeps a separate account of each of the funds belonging to the township, and is in charge of elections. Kochville Township has also designated the township clerk as our Freedom of Information Act Coordinator.
The deputy clerk is authorized to act as clerk in the event of the clerk’s absence, sickness, death, or disability. He or she may provide assistance at other times, as well, but may not vote as a member of the township board. The deputy clerk is appointed by, and serves at the discretion of, the clerk.
Accessing Public Records
All of Kochville Township’s documents, barring exemption, are open to public inspection through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In accordance with FOIA (MCL 15.231, et seq), the public also has a right to copies of current non-exempt public records and may request copies of future public records in advance for up to six months.
For access to public documents, individuals can pick up a FOIA request form at the Kochville Township Offices. Once submitted, the FOIA coordinator will review your request to ensure that the material is non-exempt. Exempt materials include information of a personal nature, some investigation records, appraisals of property to be acquired by the township, test questions, some communications and notes between township officials, personal property tax statements, campaign committee records, security measures, and other sensitive information. Requests must be responded to by the clerk within five business days. In an unusual circumstance, the township will issue one 10-day extension to provide the clerk adequate time to address the request. If a request is denied, the requestor may appeal the clerk’s decision to the Township Board of Trustees or may seek action in circuit court.
For an overview of Michigan’s FOIA and a copy of the act, you can visit the State Attorney General’s website at www.michigan.gov/ag.
To register to vote in Kochville Township, you must be:
• A U.S. Citizen
• At least 18 years of age by election day
• A resident of Kochville Township
You can register to vote for federal, state, and local elections by mail or in person at either the Kochville Township Offices or any Secretary of State branch office. You may also register at the same time you renew your driver’s license – eligible drivers will receive a voter application form in the mail along with their renewal notice. Michigan law requires that your driver’s license address match the address on your voter registration card.
You must register at least 30 days prior to an election in which you wish to vote, in order to give the clerk time to process the forms and send you a voter registration card.
For more information about voting in Kochville Township, please visit the online Michigan Voter Information Center.
Kochville Township has one voting precinct, with 1740 registered voters. Our voting site is located at the Kochville Veteran’s Hall, 3265 Kochville Road, Saginaw MI 48604
For more election information, including general election results by precinct and important election dates, please visit the Secretary of State’s Elections in Michigan webpage. http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1633_8722—,00.html