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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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2024 Election Dates
Presidential Primary - February 27, 2024
August 6, 2024 Primary Election

November 5, 2024 General Election

Clerk's office


Election News for Pierson Township! With the voted Proposal 2022 -2 there are many updated procedures.  Voters on the Absentee Voter List may now choose to be on the "Permanent Ballot" list. Voters who selected to be on the Permanent Ballot List were sent a letter to indicate which ballot style they wish for the Presidential Primary on February 27, 2024. 


Most importantly to note,  Election mail DOES NOT forward. So if you are a snow bird, YOU must notify the clerk's office of the address  changes.  A ballot will automatically be sent to those Perm Ballot Voters  once they are available and will be mailed to the address on file.  It will be returned to the Clerk's office and not follow the voter south! Please be sure to have an updated phone and email address on file.    

EARLY VOTING was also approved with Proposal 2022-2. Absentee voters may place their ballot in the tabulator up to nine days prior to election day (No longer will SPOIL be an option, once voted).  All Montcalm townships will have a central location for EARLY VOTING. 

Early Voting Location for Pierson Township Voters: Montcalm County Emergency Preparedness Building located: 651 N. State, Stanton, MI 48888

Dates to vote early: Saturday February 17 - Sunday February 25, 2024. 

Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm  EXCEPT Wed, February 21 hours are 11 am - 7 pm.


Sara Burkholder, Clerk


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

Precinct One - Cannonsville Rd North

Precinct Two - Cannonsville Rd South 

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. 


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!

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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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