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Clerk Duties
  • Maintains custody of all township records
  • Maintains general ledger
  • Prepares warrants for township checks
  • Records and maintains township meeting minutes
  • Keeps the township book of oaths
  • Responsible for special meeting notices
  • Publishes board meeting minutes
  • Keeps voter registration file and conducts elections
  • Keeps township ordinance book
  • Prepares financial statements
  • Delivers tax certificates to Supervisor and County Clerk by September 30
  • Must appoint a deputy
  • Must post a surety bond
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Monday - wed 9am-4 pm

Election & General Dropbox available in the front of the building.

Sara Burkholder, Clerk

Cell: 616-560-7927


Ginny Pennington,

Deputy Clerk




Ph: 616-636-8570
Fax:  616-636-4911 

Mailing Address: 
21156 Cannonsville rd
Pierson, MI 49339

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2023 Election Dates
May 2, 2023
9-1-1 Mileage Renewal


Clerk's office


Election News for Pierson Township! The Pierson Township Board have been looking at the growing numbers and have decided to split into two precincts. Michigan Election law states in one precinct cannot have more than 2,999 active registered voters. Pierson has one physical location with 2,852.   MCL 168.661(3) provides splitting the precincts. Splitting the township at Cannonsville Rd, provides an equitable split.

Cannonsville Rd North will become Precinct 1 with 1,416 registered voters and Cannonsville Rd South will become Precinct 2 with 1,436 registered voters (this includes the Village of Pierson).

Pierson Township has room to have two precincts in our building. We will work on setups (between both upstairs or one up/one down) before the new voter cards are sent. 

There were some voters in the wrong precinct.  Please email if you felt this was the case for you. We'll investigate and make corrections so the next election you'll be in the right spot!

Sara Burkholder, Clerk


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to request to be on the

Permanent Absentee Voter Application Mailing List.  

An application then will be sent prior  to each election or a Dual Election Application.

Vote Absentee this time or next, your choice and convenience. 


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Election Information

Get on the Permanent Absentee Voter List.  Applications for Ballot  will be mailed out automatically for your request for a Ballot.

You may also stop by the Township office for an application  * will be updated prior to election date.  Or complete the pdf application and drop in the township drop box or mail to the Clerk.

Ballots will mail within a day (T-Th) 

or vote in person absentee. 

You can register with your local township clerk two weeks prior to an election and INCLUDING Election Day!

Pierson Township now has 2 precincts.  Cannonsville Rd is the divide.  

Precinct One - Cannonsville Rd North

Precinct Two - Cannonsville Rd South 

Want to check your voter registration status? Click on the state voter information page here: MVIC.  

After selecting the county, information about the voting system in use is available including:

  • how to mark the ballot

  • a link to MVIC to view their sample ballot

  • how to use the voter assist terminal

  • how to use the tabulator 

Voter Registration in person at Montcalm County Clerk's office in Stanton or Secretary of State Office. 

0-14 days prior to Election see  the Pierson Township Clerk to register.

Not sure where to register? Call the Clerk.

  • Proposal 3 Changes to Registration Deadlines:

Sections E and F of Proposal 18-3 enacted change in the traditional "close of registration." Under the new law, voters may register in person, by mail, or online up to 15 days prior to an election. Voters may also register in person with the local clerk within 14 days of an election, up to and including Election Day.   (Proof of residency in addition to proof of identity).

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