2018-03-29 / News

Vacancies exist in township government this election year

It is election time again, and there are plenty of opportunities for Roscommon County residents to get involved.

According to Roscommon County Clerk Michelle Stevenson, there have been several vacancies at the township level since the 2016 November election.

Township residents interested in be­ing elected to these partisan positions should file the required paperwork with the appropriate filing official by April 24 at 4 p.m. to appear as a candidate on the August primary.

The township positions available for a partial terms are: AuSable – trea­surer; Backus – supervisor and trustee; Higgins – constable; Lake – supervi­sor and trustee; and Nester – supervisor, treasurer and trustee.

There is also one county position up for a partial term in 2018, which is for the office of Roscommon County pros­ecutor.

Stevenson explained that the actual election year for township positions is the same as the presidential, so the va­cancies appearing on the ballots this year will only be for partial terms ending Nov. 20, 2018. They will all be up for election in 2020, she said.

There are several positions scheduled to appear on the 2018 ballots, such as: Probate judge, school board positions (Houghton Lake Community Schools, Roscommon Area Public Schools, Kirt­land Community College, COOR Inter­mediate School District), Roscommon County Road Commission, Village of Roscommon (president, clerk, treasurer and trustees) and precinct delegates. Of course, there are some state level posi­tions as well.

For information on filing require­ments and deadlines, visit www.michi­gan. gov/sos and select the elections tab. Interested individuals may also contact their respective township clerk or county clerk for information.

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