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Clerk's Office 2023 Facts & Figures

While we offer many services at the Clerk’s Office, maintaining the voter rolls is one of our top priorities. In fact, in 2023 we completed 4,063 voter transactions. This in a year when Michigan Election Law had the most sweeping changes in a century (blue box at right). Passport application processing is the 2nd most common service we provide. We have been accepting passport applications for almost nineteen years and, excluding 2020, we average over 1,000 passport applications each year. In 2023, we processed 1,532 passport applications. I am extremely proud to share that we are a five-time recipient of a perfect score from the U.S. Department of State Audit. Approximately 80% of our applicants are from Bloomfield Township, but anyone may apply for a passport with us—as long as they are a U.S. citizen and are able to submit the required paperwork.

In addition to elections and passports, we keep very busy processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, permits, and licenses. Our department is secretary to the Board of Trustees and all lake boards, which entails preparing meeting agendas/ packets/minutes, and publishing/mailing/posting public notices.

2023 was also a year of significant election law changes:
 
  • Nine days of Early Voting before Election Day (done in conjunction with Oakland County) at the Bloomfield Township Public Library.
  • Apply once and always receive an absentee ballot by mail. This Permanent Mail Ballot list has grown to 13,014 (37.6% of our voters).
  • Voters can personally tabulate their absentee ballot during Early Voting or at their precinct on Election Day.
  • Absentee signature curing on a ballot envelope until 5PM on the third day after an election.
  • Absent voter drop boxes are required and we added two more, totaling four across the Township.
Please don't hesitate to call Clerk Martin Brook and his staff at 248-433-7702 or send an email with any questions or concerns.

 

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