Clerk's Office

Sheila M. Gaines, Clerk

906-495-5381 Ext. 102

e-mail the Clerk


Judy Wright, Deputy Clerk

906-495-5381 Ext. 103

Email the Deputy Clerk

4884 W. Curtis Street, Kincheloe, MI



The Clerk’s duties and responsibilities are statutorily assigned functions, most of which are administrative. The clerk is a member of the township board and votes on all matters that come before the township board.

In addition to numerous auxiliary duties, Michigan law requires the township clerk to carry out three major responsibilities involving township record keeping, financial operations and elections. The Clerk also maintains custody of all township records, meeting minutes, book of oaths, ordinance books, general ledger, prepares warrants for township checks, and financial statements. Maintaining voter registration files and conducting elections are also duties of the Clerk.

The Clerk must appoint a deputy. The township board determines the deputy’s wage. In the absence, sickness, death or disability of the clerk, the deputy possesses the powers and performs the duties of the clerk; however, the deputy does not have a vote on the township board.

Change-of-Address and Voter Registration Form in PDF

Appplication for Absentee Voter Ballot in PDF

Freedom of Information Request Form in PDF

Get Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is a free download.

Michigan law requires that your driver's license address match the address on your voter registration card. You may submit a change of address either at a Secretary of State Branch Office or by mail. If you are submitting a change of address at a Branch Office, make sure to bring your driver's license or personal ID card. You will be given a sticker with your new address for the back of your driver's license or personal ID card. There is no fee for this service.

You may also submit a change of address by mail. Complete the change-of-address form available on the PDF document above and mail it to the address specified on the form.