city clerk


Definition of city clerk

: a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a city

Examples of city clerk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The city clerk in Traverse City said only two ballots had so far arrived after the 8 p.m. Nov. 3 deadline. Detroit Free Press, "Michigan was a hotbed for election-related misinformation: Here's 16 key fact checks," 10 Nov. 2020 As of Friday afternoon, Simonsen had less than a 2-point lead over his closest rival to keep his city clerk position. Rachel Swan,, "Across Bay Area, Biden and Trump supporters await elusive election result," 6 Nov. 2020 In what has already been an unusual election cycle, the city of Kenosha had to replace its retiring city clerk with more than 30 years experience, and the new one, Matt Krauter, started on Friday. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kenosha was the closest county in the state in 2016. Today, residents brace for another tight race.," 30 Oct. 2020 But Oakland County Director of Elections Joe Rozell said the error stemmed from a computer issue at the Rochester Hills city clerk’s office. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Fixed computer glitch turns losing Republican into a winner in Oakland County," 6 Nov. 2020 Michigan’s former elections director Chris Thomas, who now serves as a special adviser to the office of Detroit city clerk Janice Winfrey, said blanket challenges to the process won't be tolerated. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "'Stop the count': Group of poll watchers demand access to Detroit polling site," 4 Nov. 2020 The mayor, city clerk and city treasurer positions continue to be elected at large. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sanchez holds strong lead in Oceanside mayoral race," 3 Nov. 2020 And in 2014, according to the Orlando Sentinel, the Mount Dora City Council race was decided when the city clerk drew a candidate’s name out of a felt top hat. Popsci Staff, Popular Science, "The story behind the most fraudulent election in history," 28 Oct. 2020 In her lap currently is her first presidential election as a full-time city clerk during the coronavirus pandemic. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "They're parents, pet owners, volunteers -- and helping run the election. Meet these Milwaukee-area municipal clerks.," 21 Oct. 2020

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1656, in the meaning defined above

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“City clerk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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: a public officer charged with recording the official proceedings and vital statistics of a city

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