INFORMATION FROM YOUR TOWNSHIP CLERK
The November 3, 2020 election broke all Township records!
First and most important...a HUGE Thank You to my election teams:
Denise Campagna - AVCB Chair and her team: Wendy Sunberg, Sheryl Achor, Marcia Hoke. These AMAZING ladies processed 703 AV ballots! 734 were issued for a return rate of 96%! That is by far the best return percentage I have seen in a presidential election in 24 years. There were 17 legitimate write-in votes for Lawrence School Board.
Amy Ohlert led the In-Person voting as Chair. A special Thank You to her as she was an emergency substitution after the former chair had severe back issues that made her unable to serve as chair for the long and grueling day. Amy stepped up and her prior years of election experience as chair allowed her to step out of election retirement and do an amazing job. Her team: Josh Alburtus, Mickey Fisher, Sharon Bunker, Mary Bires, Sal Campagna, Susie McGowan, Theresa Heaton, Karen Hardin.
These SUPER workers processed 845 voters AND kept the voting precinct clean and sanitized between each voter all day. There were 3 legitimate write-in votes for Lawrence School Board.
THAT MEANS OUR TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTES WAS 1,548!
With the 18 new voter registrations I did during the election, we now have 2,626 registered voters. Previous UPSP returned mail shows that a little over 400 voters have moved out of Lawrence Township. None of these voters voted in our precinct. That leaves a net 'true' voter count of approximately 2,226 Lawrence Township registered voters. That means that 70% of our registered voters voted! Even without the reduction, it is 59%. That is by FAR the highest number of votes in an election in Lawrence history!! 2nd place is Nov 2008 with 1,467 votes from 2,795 registered voters (52.5%). 3rd place is Nov 2016 with 1,363 votes from 2,458 registered voters (55.45%).
A special Thank You to YOU, our extremely patient and understanding voters. We saw the longest lines in the history of Lawrence elections and most everyone was patient and understanding. The few times I was able to stick my head outside the building, I was moved by the compassion you all had for each other...allowing mothers with small children or the elderly or infirm to move ahead in line. It made me proud to call Lawrence my home!
This was my last election as your Township Clerk. I will be turning the reins over to your new Clerk, Judy Janssen. I won't go far...as she has made me promise to assist her in future elections. I also hope to remain on the Zoning Board of Appeals and join the Planning Commission (at the request of the Chair) and will serve at the new board's discretion.
It has been a very great honor to have served you, my hometown community, on the Township Board these past 24 years. I have enjoyed working with and for you and wish the new Township Board many more years of success.
Lawrence Township Clerk 1996-2000
Lawrence Township Trustee 2000-2012
Lawrence Township Clerk 2012-2020
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411 N PAW PAW ST
PO Box 445
LAWRENCE, MI 49064
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