Nondiscrimination Statement

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal."


Lisa Cody
Township Clerk 
(989) 772-4600, Ext 229 
     FAX (989) 773-1988


Information for Candidates Running for Township Office

Filing deadline: By 4:00 p.m., April 21, 2020

Candidates for partisan and nonpartisan offices (other than judicial candidates) file nominating petitions (of fees if applicable) and Affidavit of Identity for the August primary. Withdrawal deadline elapses at 4:00 p.m. on April 24. (168.93,133 and 163 for federal and state-level offices.; assorted other statutes for local offices)

To request a Nominating Petition (City/Township partisan running as a Republic/Democrat) please email the Township Clerk, Lisa Cody at  or  the Township Manager, Mark Stuhldreher at

·         The minimum required valid signatures needed is 20 and the maximum is 50 signatures. 

·         In lieu of collecting signatures, a candidate seeking office to the Township as a Republican/Democrat may pay a $100.00 fee.

 ·         After gathering signatures, candidates need to sign and date the bottom of the petition and return it to the Township Hall (drop box) for the Clerk to verify signatures.   

To request a Qualifying Petition (No party affiliation city/township) please email the Township Clerk, Lisa Cody at  or  the Township Manager, Mark Stuhldreher at

·         The minimum required valid signatures needed is 40 and the maximum is 100 signatures. 

After completing the signatures or paying the fee, all candidates must complete an Affidavit of Identity and Receipt of Filing Form.  This form must be signed in front of a Public Notary.  This form is available online at  Please email the Township Clerk, Lisa Cody at  or  the Township Manager, Mark Stuhldreher at to pick up the form in person.

 A Statement of Organization for Local Candidate Committees must be filed with the County Clerk within ten (10) days of filing the Affidavit of Identity and Receipt of Filing Form.

·         Isabella County Clerk

  200 N. Main St.

  Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858


TUESDAY, March 10th, 2020

Notice of Public Accuracy Test of Voting Equipment - Union Township Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 4:00 p.m  Location:  2010 S. Lincoln Rd. 

Permanent Absentee Ballot Application

Fillable Voter Registration Form

Online Voter Registration is Live

Precinct Map - Map of Union Township Voting Precincts and Voting Locations

Voter Look Up - Michigan Secretary of State.  See if you are registered to vote, and where you vote.

Freedom of Information Act.

The township Clerk receives all requests for information requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  You may submit your request in writing, or use the form available here.  You may also subscribe to any regularly produced document, such as the minutes of the Township Board of Trustees. See more...

Book of Ordinances

All the non-zoning ordinances of the township are in the Book of Ordinances, titled "Union Charter Township Compilation of Ordinances".  These Ordinances are housed on line at Municipal Code.

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Township Clerk’s Statutory Duties

Maintains custody of all township records 
Maintains general ledger 
Prepares warrants for township checks 
Records and maintains township meeting minutes 
Keeps the township book of oaths 
Responsible for special meeting notices 
Publishes board meeting minutes (if taxable value is
$65 million in 2005, annually indexed, or a charter township) 
Keeps voter registration file and conducts elections 
Keeps township ordinance book 
Prepares financial statements 
Delivers tax certificates to supervisor and county clerk by September 30 
Must appoint a deputy 
Must post a surety bond 

(Provided by Michigan Townships Association)