ELECTIONS & VOTING
WHO RUNS OUR ELECTIONS?
Some of the Clerk's most important statutory duties are to keep the voter registration files and to conduct elections. The CLT Board appointed a new clerk in the fall of 2022. Judy VanMeter is in charge of running our elections; she is assisted by her deputy, Sondra Halliday, in addition to a myriad of election workers.
Office: (231) 352-9791
Cell: (231) 871-1194
ANSWERS TO IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:
Don't hesitate and don't delay. Call the clerk or go to Michigan Elections and Voter Information if
Last day to register online or by mail - Oct 23
In person voter registration required - Oct 24
2023 October Campaign Statements due – Oct 25
Election Day - Nov 7
Issues on the ballot:
County Road millage
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Crystal Lake Township Hall
1651 Frankfort Highway
Polling Districts: (newly drawn)
US Congressional - 01
State Senate - 32
State Representative - 104
County Commission - 03
Schools - Frankfort/Elberta Area Schools
IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE AN ELECTION WORKER:
Click here for information and/or contact the elections deputy directly.
The following are frequently asked questions for election workers:
Q: Are election workers paid?
A: Yes. An election worker is covered by the federal Minimum Wage Act; therefore, you will be paid an hourly wage no lower than the minimum wage. In the Crystal Lake Township upcoming FY 2023-4 budget, elections workers are slated to be paid $18.53/hour.
Q: Are earnings as an election worker taxable?
A: Yes. While the township does not deduct FICA (Social Security & Medicare) from election worker’s pay, election worker earnings are considered taxable income even though income taxes (Federal and/or Michigan) might not be withheld from your paycheck. You should consult with a tax advisor regarding your specific financial situation.
Q: Do I have to complete a W-4 Form?
A: Yes. As an election worker you are classified as a temporary part-time employee. You must complete the Federal W-4 and Michigan W-4 forms. You will have income taxes deducted from your paycheck depending on the allowances that you declare on your W-4 forms. Election worker income is not subject to FICA (Social Security and Medicare) as long as the calendar year total income is below the threshold as annually established by the Federal Guidelines.
Q: Will I receive a W-2 Form to file with my income tax returns?
A: Yes. Election workers receive W-2 forms.
Q: Are election workers eligible for unemployment benefits?
A: Yes. Election workers are common-law employees.
Q: Are election workers exempt from completing USCIS form I-9?
A: Yes. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continue to adhere to the US Department of Justice memo dated Feb. 18, 1988, signed by John R. Schroeder.