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Clerk's Office

Clerk's Office hours are Tues., Thurs. & Fri. from 9 a.m. - noon & 1 p.m. -5 p.m.

Valerie Niemiec. Putnam Township Clerk,
Colleen Miller.
Putnam Township Deputy Clerk,

Thank you!

The Putnam Township Election staff sincerely appreciates our great team of workers who helped us run a successful election on February 27. We couldn't have done it without you! Everyone did a fabulous job with assisting our residents in exercising their right to vote. A special thanks goes out to Regina Hamlett from Hamlett Lavender Farm for coordinating our meals, from menu planning to delivery. We also truly enjoyed a generous variety of Riverside's pizza and subs. Many of our desserts were scratch-made by Les Hartman from With Love From Hell Bakery, and they sustained us late into the evening. Thank you Les!

We hope to see you all in August!


Welcome to the Putnam Township Clerk’s page! Valerie Niemiec was elected to the position in November of 2020, after learning the ropes as our Township's Deputy Clerk. After her election, she appointed Colleen Miller as her Deputy Clerk. The office’s responsibilities are diverse and range from statutory tasks to assisting residents with a wide variety of inquiries.

Valerie is a voting member of the Township Board. Her administrative duties include keeping of Township records, such as oaths, ordinances, and resolutions. She oversees recording and publishing of meeting notices and minutes, as well as posting of all legal notices.

The Clerk’s office is responsible for handling voter registration and all facets of elections, including planning, organizing and administering federal, state and local voting.

Processing freedom of Information requests (FOIA) also fall under the Clerk’s duties and all responses are prepared through the office.


  • Where can I find information about my vote information status?
    You can view your registration status, voting district information, precinct number, polling location and whether you are registered to receive an absentee ballot application at
  • How do I register to vote?
    Eligible residents can register to vote, in person, at the Putnam Township Hall, the Livingston County Clerk’s office, or at any Michigan Secretary of State office. You may prefer to fill out the Voter Registration Application and bring it to the Township Hall or return it via U.S. mail. You can also register to vote online at the Michigan Online Voter Registration website.

    For detailed information on how to register, click here.

  • Where do I vote?
    Beginning in August of 2022, all Putnam Township residents (including the Village of Pinckney) vote at the Township Hall located at 3280 W. M-36. There are four different precincts within the township and signage will direct where each precinct votes. Your precinct number can be found on your voter identification card, or on this map.
  • What is the deadline to register to vote?
    On election day, you can register in person at any time, up until 8 p.m., at the Putnam Township Clerk’s Office. Photo ID and proof of residency is required.

    If you are registering any other way, the Voter Registration Application must be postmarked, or received at least 15 days before an election, to be eligible to vote in that election. 
  • What's on the ballot?
    This link will show you a sample ballot for your precinct in the upcoming election.
  • What do I need to bring with me in order to vote?
    Michigan Election Law requires that every voter present a picture ID at the polls or sign an affidavit if they do not have it with them. Acceptable forms of identification are a driver’s license or personal ID card, a federal- or state-issued photo ID, a US passport, a military ID with photo, a student ID with photo, or a Tribal ID with photo.
Colleen Miller
Valerie Niemiec

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