Welcome to the Clerk’s Office webpage! Scroll down for information on Voter Registration & Elections, Garbage Pickup & Recycling, Solicitation Regulations, Block Parties, No Trespassing, Requests for Information and Copies, and Use of Township Hall!
||Penny S. Shults, ext. 104
|Elections Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
||Eve Ryan, ext. 105
|Clerk/Typist – Voter Registration Clerk
||Jillian Waldecker, ext. 106
||Barbara Armstrong, ext. 108
|Accounting Clerk IV
||Sherri Bowers, ext. 107
||Julia Steimel, ext. 149
|Department Phone Number
||(248) 391-0304, ext. 104
|Department Fax Number
||Penny Shults, Clerk
Voter Registration Opportunities
- In Person: Orion Township Clerk’s Office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Orion Township Hall, 2525 Joslyn Road.
- Mail-In: Voter registration forms are available at the Orion Township Public Library, 825 Joslyn Road, and at the Township Clerk’s Office. By law, voters registering by mail must appear in person at a polling place the first time they vote.
- Any Secretary of State’s Office: IMPORTANT NOTICE: Michigan law now requires that the same address be used for voter registration and driver’s license purposes. Therefore, if the residence address you provide when registering to vote differs from the address shown on your Michigan driver’s license or personal identification card, the Secretary of State will automatically update your driver’s license or personal identification card and mail you an address update sticker for your driver’s license or personal identification card.
Young adults may register to vote before they are eighteen (18), if they will be eighteen years old by the date of the election in which they wish to vote. To be eligible to vote in an election, a person must be registered to vote in the proper jurisdiction at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the election.
2014 Election Dates
- Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – Primary Election
- Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – General Election
Please check back later in the year for more election information, including sample ballots.
There have been a number of recent changes to Michigan Election Law. At the end of 2012, Governor Snyder signed PA 523 into law, which eliminates the September Village Election Date. Village elections will be administered by the Township Clerk, and will be held on the November even-year election date, on the regular election ballot. For more information, contact the Township Clerk’s office.
NOTE: Voters will now be asked to show identification prior to registering to vote or requesting an Absentee Ballot. (This restriction is limited to in-person transactions; it will not apply to mail-in applications). Voters not in possession of acceptable picture identification will be required to sign an affidavit prior to completing their request.
Elections Inspectors Wanted
Full-time (full day) and part-time (half day) election inspectors are needed for the 2014 elections. Must be a registered voter and be willing to declare a political party preference. Paid position. Mandatory training provided. Applications available in the Clerk’s Office, 2525 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, Michigan 48360, or by clicking here. For more information, contact the Clerk, Penny Shults, at (248) 391-0304, ext. 104, or at email@example.com.
Military or Overseas Voters
Are you in communication with military or overseas civilian voters who are eligible to register and vote in Michigan? If so, we encourage you to inform them that new state and federal laws make it easier for military and overseas civilian voters to register and participate in elections. Most importantly, military and overseas civilian voters can now receive a ballot by email or fax to speed the voting process! (The voted ballot must be returned by mail for security purposes.)
Additional information including contact information for Michigan’s city and township clerks can be obtained through the Michigan Voter Information Center (MVIC) website maintained by the Michigan Department of State.
Precinct Locations – Revised 6-20-13
Pct. 1 – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion
Pct. 2 – Blanche Sims Elementary School, 405 E. Jackson St., Lake Orion
Pct. 3 – Pine Tree Elementary School, 590 Pine Tree Rd., Lake Orion
Pct. 4 – Orion Township Public Library, 825 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion
Pct. 5 – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1950 S. Baldwin Rd., Lake Orion
Pct. 6 – Waldon Middle School, 2509 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion
Pct. 7 – Carpenter Elementary School, 2290 Flintridge, Orion
Pct. 8 – The Orion Center, 1335 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion
Pct. 9 – Scripps Middle School, 385 E. Scripps Rd., Lake Orion
Pct. 10 – St. Mary’s in-the-hills Episcopal Church, 2512 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion
Pct. 11 – Orion Oaks Elementary School, 1255 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion
Pct. 12 – Lake Orion United Methodist Church, 140 E. Flint St., Lake Orion
Pct. 13 – Gingellville Community Church, 3920 S. Baldwin Rd., Orion
Pct. 14 – King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1715 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion
If you were unable to find what you needed on our website, please feel free to call the Clerk’s office at (248) 391-0304, ext. 104, with any questions or concerns regarding elections or voter registration. General information on many aspects of elections, including voter registration, polling locations, and voting equipment is also available from the Secretary of State (see paragraph below).
Michigan’s Voter Information Center (MVIC):
This site provides residents with information regarding their voter registration status, upcoming elections, clerk information and how to use the voting equipment chosen by their county. You can also see a map and address for voter’s polling locations. The application provides the name, address, phone number and email address of the voter’s clerk.
Consolidation of Elections
Legislation recently signed into law by the State of Michigan will limit elections for cities, townships, villages, and school districts to four dates per year: 4th Tuesday in February, and the 1st Tuesday after the first Mondays in May, August, and November. Special elections may also be scheduled, but on a much more limited basis.
Representative Districts for Orion Township
- County Commissioner District 1
- State House District 46
- State Senate District 12
- U.S. House of Representatives District 8
Garbage Pickup/Recycling Services
Contact the Clerk’s Office for a current list of licensed trash haulers. Per Ordinance 73, it is mandatory for all trash haulers to offer recycling services to their residential customers at no extra charge and to collect those recyclables at least every other week. Recyclables may not be thrown into trash hauling vehicles. They must be collected in a separate vehicle.
It is recommended to place recycling bins and extra clear bags on the opposite side of your driveway. The following items are to be collected curbside at least every other week and on the same day as solid waste collection: clear glass containers, metal food cans & lids, aluminum, newspaper, flat & corrugated cardboard (up to 3′ x 3′ bundled), and plastic containers (#1 & #2). Click here to review a survey done by the Environmental Resources Committee of the services offered by each licensed hauler.
The following companies are licensed waste haulers in Orion Township as of April 2013. For residential service, please contact:
- Advanced Disposal (888) 443-1717
- Christenson Disposal (248) 625-9332
- Odd Job Disposal (248) 628-7447
- Republic Services (800) 858-0089
- Smith’s Disposal Service (248) 625-5470
- Waste Management (800) 796-9696
If you have questions or concerns about your trash hauling services, contact your trash hauler. If you wish to file a complaint with use about your trash hauler, call or email us.
Non-profit groups who wish to solicit funds in the community must register with the Township Clerk’s Office. Per Ordinance 95, all other solicitors must apply for a permit ($35 application fee for 90 days). Solicitors are allowed to go door-to-door between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1/2 hour before sunset in Orion Township. Click here for an application form.
If a solicitor comes to your door, ask to see the license. If it cannot be produced, call the Clerk’s Office, or non-emergency dispatch (248) 858-4911, to report the violation.
Neighborhood Block Parties
If you wish to close streets or roads for a neighborhood block party, you must submit an application to the Township Clerk’s office at least six (6) weeks prior to the requested date in order to obtain the necessary permit from the Road Commission for Oakland County. Click here for the application form.
Trespassing onto private property without permission of the property owner is prohibited. This also includes the use of off-road vehicles. These acts are also violations of State law. Please refer to Ordinance 49 for more information. Per Ordinance 49, property owners can apply for a “No Trespass” permit to be posted on their property. The permit application fee is $25, with an annual renewal fee of $10. The Clerk’s Office will provide up to seven signs as part of the original application fee. Click here for application form.
Requests for Information
Copies of single sets of minutes, ordinances, or a copy of the current year’s budget are available at no charge at the Clerk’s Office.. To view the budget online, click here. To see fees for other documents, click here for the Schedule of Fees.
Requests to Use Township Hall
Township Hall is available for use for specific reasons. To see if your group qualifies, please email the Clerk’s Office or call them at (248) 391-0304, ext. 104, prior to filling out and submitting the requested form.
The mission of the Clerk’s Office is to have custody of and maintain all Township records, including official documents such as minutes, contracts, resolutions, and ordinances; to produce and maintain the General Ledger and generate financial statements; to maintain the voter registration file and administer all elections; to generate payroll, process payables, and to act as secretary to the Board of Trustees. The Clerk’s Office also publishes all legal notices and serves as an information and referral center to the public. We will provide these functions in a friendly, efficient and quality manner in service to the community, Township Board, and Township employees.