How Clerks Keep Local Elections Running Smoothly

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If it’s the first Tuesday (after the first Monday) in November, it’s Election Day somewhere in America. In odd-numbered years, that often means it’s time for municipal elections. While elected officials make the headlines, city clerks play a crucial role in making sure local elections are properly run and conducted in a fair manner. Here… Read more »


Clerks: The Unsung Hero of Local Government?

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Every Fourth of July, like many other towns across this country, my town of Alameda, Calif., celebrates our independence and the birth of our republic with a parade. While parade groups vary slightly each year, one constant are the local elected officials waving from classic convertibles as representatives of our democracy. However, this Fourth of… Read more »