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Clerk’s Office

General Duties

The City Clerk is the clerk of the City Council, attends all meetings of the Council and maintains the official minutes of the Council.  The Clerk is the custodian of the official City seal and is also responsible for maintaining all of the papers, documents and records pertaining to the City unless the custody of records is otherwise prescribed for by law.   The Clerk’s Office  is responsible for the proper notification for meetings and public hearings through publication in the Iosco County News-Herald, posting in City Hall, and on this Web site.

Election Administration

The City Clerk is the election administrator for all elections held in the City.  The entire City is one voting precinct and city, school, county, state and federal elections are held at 760 Newman Street in either the City Council Chambers or the Community Center gymnasium depending on the expected turnout for the election.  The following qualifications need to be met in order to register to vote in the City of East Tawas:

  • A United States citizen
  • A resident of the State of Michigan and a 30-day resident of the City of East Tawas
  • At least 18 years of age by Election Day.

Click here to visit the Secretary of State’s Publius Voter Information Center to register to vote, check your voter registration status, see upcoming election ballots, and apply to work at the polls. Individuals may also register to vote at the City Clerk’s Office, the County Clerk’s Office, any Armed Forces recruitment office, social services agencies or at any Secretary of State office.

By law, absentee ballots are to be available 45 days prior to an election.  Click here for an absentee ballot application.  With the exception of a Primary Election followed by a General Election, a separate written request must be submitted prior to each election to receive an absentee ballot.  The City of East Tawas does not maintain a permanent Absentee Voter List.  

Freedom of Information Act

Requests for public documents may be subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  The City Manager is the City’s FOIA Coordinator.  Click here for the City’s FOIA application.  Click here for the FOIA Procedures and Guidelines.  Click here for a summary of the FOIA Procedures and Guidelines.  FOIA requests must be made in writing and may be requested by sending the completed application to the City Clerk’s Office.



Julie Potts


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