Holly Thompson, MMC, CMMC, was appointed as Clerk of the City of Williamston in 2009, but has served as Assistant, Deputy and Acting Clerk since 2000. She has been a member of the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks (MAMC) and International Institute of Municipal Clerks since 2001. In June 2018, Holly received the City Clerk of the Year Award at the annual conference of the MAMC. In addition to her work, she is the Director Conference Chair for the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks, Past President & Treasurer of the Capitol Area Municipal Clerks Association, and Past-President of the Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce. She has received her Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) designation as well as being a Certified Michigan Municipal Clerk (CMMC). In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband at their property in Mesick, spoiling their three dogs, baking cupcakes, and volunteering by running fundraisers for the Ingham County Animal Shelter every year. Through her volunteerism she has earned three Humanitarian Awards, and a Community Impact Award.
ABSENTEE VOTING and NEW VOTER REGISTRATION:
Absentee Ballots for the November 3, 2020 Election can be placed in the secure dropbox in front of City Hall, 161 E. Grand River Ave. Williamston 48895, or mailed via the USPS.
Williamston City Hall, located at 161 East Grand River Ave., will be open on Saturday, October 31, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This will be for the purpose of issuing Absent Voter Ballots to those who apply for a ballot for the November 3 General Election, to register new voters, and to accept ballots.
The last day to obtain absentee ballots BY MAIL is Friday, October 30, at 5:00 p.m.
The last day that a voter can vote absentee IN PERSON at the City Clerk’s office is Monday, November 2, at 10 a.m. This is also the deadline for voters to spoil their AV ballot and receive a new one in person.
Only those who register to vote at the Williamston City Clerk’s office on Election Day may vote absentee in person on that day.
IN-PERSON VOTING FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020
The polling location will be OPEN on Election Day from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. This is located at the Williamston Middle School Gymnasium, 3845 Vanneter Road, Williamston, MI 48895 (behind the school).
Implementation of safety measures and hygiene protocols will take place to ensure the voting process is safe while keeping it secure and accessible.
TRACK YOUR BALLOT
NEVER MISS AN ELECTION - SIGN UP TO VOTE FROM HOME:
Do you want to track your Absent Voter Application, your Ballot, or view your sample ballot for the next election? Click on https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/ and fill in your basic information. It will bring up a page verifying that you are a registered voter, your Absent Voter Ballot status, and you can click “View My Sample Ballot”.
When on this list, you will automatically receive an absent voter application for every election held within the City. Please return this completed form to Williamston City Hall: Click here for a fillable form.
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This provides information about City meetings held electronically due to Governor Whitmer's Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order and in line with the City's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank our residents in advance for your patience as we implement electronic meetings during these challenging circumstances.
Electronic meetings will be held using Zoom meeting technology.
Written Comments, Input, or Questions
City residents are encouraged to participate in City meetings. Comments via email are accepted until 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting and will be shared with the members of the public body as part of their agenda materials. You may submit comments/questions through the City Clerk at: email@example.com.
Live Public Comment
Callers will enter the Zoom meeting muted in listen-only mode. During the designated public comment time, City staff will unmute callers one-by-one and ask if they wish to speak or may request callers to press *9 to electronically indicate a desire to speak. When commenting, please mute background noise sources and move to a quiet area, so that you can be clearly heard. The existing Council meeting rules apply – maximum 5 minutes per audience participant.
The Zoom software has been set so that only the area code and last 3 digits of the phone number are visible to staff and the public. Callers will be identified by staff using the last 3 digits of their phone number (e.g. "Phone Number ending in 123, do you wish to comment?") Callers must pay close attention to the meeting to ensure they respond when asked if they wish to comment or press *9. If a caller is addressed by staff and no response is given, or the caller does not press *9, staff will move on to the next caller.
Please be advised that there could be delays based on the number of calls received. The meeting will be recorded and posted to social media for viewing.
Persons with Disabilities
Members of the public requiring special accommodations may contact the City Clerk's office at 517.655.2774 ext. 102, or via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests made with less than two business days’ notice may not be able to be accommodated.
Holly M. Thompson, MMC, CMMC
City Clerk, City of Williamston
161 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston, MI 48895
email@example.com; 517.655.2774, ext. 102