Clerk's Office

ELECTIONS

2024 Election Dates

February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary Election

Notice of Registration for Presidential Primary Election

Notice of Presidential Primary Election and Public Accuracy Test

Notice to Challengers

Notice of Early Voting Precinct Canvass

August 6, 2024 State Primary Election

November 5, 2024 General Election

Register to Vote

There are two options for registering to vote:

Visit the State of Michigan Voter Registration website for more information about the process and to get other versions of the voter registration application, like a large format version.  

If you register by mail or email and are a first time Michigan voter, you must vote at your designated Polling location and show your picture identification on Election Day. 

  • You may register by mail, online, or in-person at the City Clerk's Office up until fifteen days prior to each election. 
  • Registration fourteen days prior to Election Day, up to and including Election Day, must be done in person at the City Clerk's Office with "Proof of Residency."

Acceptable Proof of Residency

Acceptable proof of residency are:

  • Valid Michigan driver's license or personal identification card
  • Copy of a pay stub, utility bill, bank statement, or government document with your name and address printed on it.

Voting at a polling place with a photo ID

By law, voters in possession of a photo ID must present it at the polls.

A photo ID presented at a polling place does not need to have the voter’s address on it. The name on the identification card can be a shorter form of the voter’s full name. For example, "Bill" for "William" and "Kathy" for "Katherine" are acceptable.

Acceptable forms of photo ID include the following:
  • Driver’s license or state ID card issued by Michigan or another state
  • Federal, state, or local government-issued photo ID
  • U.S. passport
  • Military photo ID card
  • Student photo ID card from an educational institution
  • Tribal photo ID card
  • Local or county issued government ID
  • Concealed Pistol license

THE MISSION OF THE CLERK’S DEPARTMENT

The mission of the Clerk’s Office is to provide accurate and courteous service to our citizens and our visitors. As official Keeper of the Records for the City, the Clerk’s Office provides clerical services to the City Council both in the preparation of its agendas and taking minutes of its meetings. All original minutes of the Council are kept and archived.

All birth and death certificates occurring in the City of Trenton are kept and certified copies are made available to those individuals eligible to purchase them. Licenses are issued in the Clerk’s Office, such as: animal licenses, food or ice cream truck, massage licenses, mechanical amusement devices, peddlers and transient merchant licenses.

The Clerk’s Office also conducts the filing of all petitions, lawsuits, subpoenas, and Freedom of Information requests. The Clerk’s Office conducts all elections in accordance with State and Federal law. The Clerk also administers the Oath of Office to all City Officials, Police Officials, Board and Commissioner Members. The City Clerk’s Office also provides a notary service (some fees may apply for Notary Services).


  1. Physical Address
    2800 Third St.
    Trenton, MI 48183

    Fax: 734-675-5262

  2. Debra R. Devitt

    City Clerk

  3. Eric J. Hoshaw

    Deputy City Clerk

  4. Kathy Eagal


  5. Andrea Thibault