Bay County Clerk

Cynthia A. Luczak

Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Ste. 101
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941
Voice: (989) 895-4280
Fax: (989) 895-4284
luczakc@baycounty.net

Effective February 28, 2017 the Clerk’s Office will be closed for the lunch hour (12-1 p.m.) until further notice. 

Bay County Clerk Office 

 

The Bay County Clerk files and maintains all vital records including Birth, Death and Marriage certificates. Records date back as far as 1867.

Genealogy is researched Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m. Business professional names on assumed names and co-partnership forms are also issued from the Clerk.

The County Clerk serves as the Chief Election Officer and maintains an accreditation with the State of Michigan. The Clerk programs Optical Scan voting equipment to be utilized in every election. Legislation effective 1/1/05 places the County Clerk in charge of all school elections.

The County Clerk, with the assistance of local clerks, maintains a highly advanced statewide voter registration system known as QVF, the Qualified Voter File. Many states have followed the lead of Michigan election officials in this technology.

Campaign Finance reporting is held accountable under the watchful eye of the Clerk who files and scrutinizes reports of candidates, ballot question committees, and independent committees.

The office also secures military discharge records, verifies notary public applications for the state, and concealed weapons permits.

The County Clerk is also Clerk of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court and maintains all court files.

The Clerk is a member of various committees by virtue of the office including: Plat Board; Gun Board; Board of Canvassers; Apportionment Committee; Election Commission; and Bay County Board of Commissioners.

 

IN ORDER TO PERFORM OUR STATUTORY DUTIES AS WELL AS SERVE THE PUBLIC, OUR LIMITED PUBLIC SERVICES HOURS WILL BE: 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

9:00 AM UNTIL 12:00 PM

1:00 PM UNTIL 4:00 PM.

CONTACT BY TELEPHONE WILL BE SUSPENDED DURING THE MORNING HOURS WHILE WE SERVE THE PUBLIC, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

In case of an emergency, Please call Cynthia A. Luczak directly at 989-225-1759. 

 DUE TO  ELEVATED COVID-19 CASES, WE ARE ENCOURAGING CUSTOMERS TO CONDUCT BUSINESS BY MAIL.

PLEASE SEND PHOTO ID AND A CHECK WITH VITAL DOCUMENT REQUEST TO:

BAY COUNTY CLERK

515 CENTER AVENUE

BAY CITY, MI 48708 

 

The Bay County Board of Canvassers Certified the Bay County Vote for the November Election on Monday, November 16, 2020.

If you wish to file for a recount you must fill out forms at the Bay County Clerk’s Office. There is a $25.00 fee per precinct and you have 6 days to file.

 

 

 GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS - NOVEMBER 3, 2020

 

 Unofficial - Summary Results for November 3, 2020

 

Unofficial Precinct by Precinct Report - November 3, 2020

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Part 2 of 5

Part 3 of 5

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Part 5 of 5 

 

 

Registration and Absentee Ballot Information from Local Clerks 

 

Polling Locations for November 3, 2020 

 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL CITY AND TOWNSHIP CLERK OFFICES
 
GENERAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 3, 2020 OFFICIAL CANDIDATE LIST 
 
 REPUBLICAN PARTY DELEGATES - 2020
 
 DEMOCRATIC PARTY DELEGATES - 2020

 

 August 4, 2020, Unofficial Results, All Precincts Reported

 

Precinct Breakdown Unofficial Results, Precincts Reporting 40 of 50  


WEEKEND HOURS FOR THE TOWNSHIP AND CITY CLERK'S: 
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020 IN BAY COUNTY, MICHIGAN 

 NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020 IN BAY COUNTY, MICHIGAN


PRIMARY ELECTION , AUGUST 4, 2020, CANDIDATES LIST UPDATED JUNE 10, 2020 

 

PROPOSALS ON THE AUGUST 4. PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOT  

 

PRECINCT DELEGATES REPUBLICANS

 

6/10/2020 CORRECTED - PRECINCT DELEGATES DEMOCRATS

 

MARCH 10, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

OFFICIAL RESULTS - SUMMARY REPORT MARCH 10, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY


OFFICIAL RESULTS - SUMMARY REPORT - PREINCT BY PRECINCT MARCH 10, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 


Official Results - City of Essexville Charter Revision Commission Members write-in candidates 

 

Current Notice



  SPECIAL ELECTION TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020   BAY COUNTY, MICHIGAN   

BAY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS RESOLUTION


 SPECIAL ELECTION  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020  BAY COUNTY, MICHIGAN 

 FREELAND COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT RESOLUTION




 

2020 Voter Guide


 

S.O.S. News Update - Online Voter Registration is Live, Presidential Primary Series, and More

  Click here for more information.

To use this convenient website, visitors must currently have a Michigan Driver’s License or Personal Identification Card

and qualify to vote in the state of Michigan (i.e., citizen, age, residency).

 

Are you ready for Real ID?   Click here for more information.

 

 Voter Registration Statistics

 

County News article published 3/2/2020 Work at the local level vital for success of 2020 election 


METHODS OF PAYMENT

We accept cash, checks and U.S. money orders at this time.

For your convenience an ATM machine is located outside of our 1st floor office. ** Coming Soon ** Credit Cards to be accepted

Genealogy Research
Wednesday & Thursday
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Computer terminals are available daily. Record retrieval will be limited to Wednesday and Thursday due to staff reductions.

BAY COUNTY DIRECTORIES

 "Know Your County Officials", Current (2019) County Directories available at the Clerk's Office - FREE

Plat Books
2016 Bay County Plat Books are available for purchase - $30.00 Each 

Other Areas of Interest

Bay County Directory of Government & School Officials 

 

100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to be Celebrated in 2020 

 

Check Out Current Events in the Bay Area

Bay-Arenac Coalition Promotes School Readiness 

Bay County Animal Services and Adoption Center

Delta College Recognized for Cybersecurity Program

 Bay Area Veterans Foundation Activity/Education Center

USS Edson - Saginaw Valley Ship Museum is Worth the Visit

More USS Edson Pictures