Bay County Clerk

Katie Zanotti

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

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.

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;  Board of Canvassers; Apportionment Committee; Election Commission; and Bay County Board of Commissioners.

Election Notices

To view upcoming ballots in your jurisdiction please visit:

https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/PublicBallot/Index

Bay County Polling Locations

Recent Election Results & Information

OFFICAL RESULTS FOR NOVEMBER 8, 2022 

 Unofficial Results, November 8th General Election - Precinct by Precinct

OFFICIAL CANDIDATE LIST - NOVEMBER 8, 2022 - STATE GENERAL, BAY COUNTY 

OFFICIAL RESULTS FOR THE AUGUST 2, 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION
2022 DEMOCRAT PRECINCT DELEGATES
2022 REPUBLICAN PRECINCT DELEGATES
2022 NOVEMBER CANDIDATE LISTING
OFFICIAL CANDIDATE LIST FOR AUGUST 2, 2022 - STATE PRIMARY
AUGUST BALLOT PROPOSAL - KAWKAWLIN TOWNSHIP - ROAD BALLOT PROPOSAL
OFFICIAL RESULTS, CITY OF ESSEXVILLE, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER - NOVEMBER 2, 2021
OFFICIAL RESULTS KAWKAWLIN TRUSTEE, ELECTION SUMMARY
OFFICIAL RESULTS KAWKAWLIN TRUSTEE, PRECINCT BREAKDOWN
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING NEW POLLING PLACES IN MONITOR TOWNSHIP AND CONSOLIDATING PRECINCTS
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE ELECTION, AUGUST 3, 2021, KAWKAWLIN TOWNSHIP

 

Public Meeting Notices

RECOUNT NOTICE - BOARD OF STATE CANVASSERS

PUBLIC NOTICE - BAY COUNTY BOARD OF CANVASSERS

BAY COUNTY BOARD OF CANVASSERS - PUBLIC MEETING - NOVEMBER 9, 2022

 

Bay County Directories

 "Know Your County Officials", Current (2021) County Directories available at the Clerk's Office - FREE

 

Plat Books

2016 Bay County Plat Books are available for purchase