Filer Township



  • Notary Public Services
  • Maintains custody of all township records
  • Maintains general ledger
  • Prepares warrants for township checks
  • Records, publishes and maintains township meeting minutes
  • Keeps the township book of oaths
  • Responsible for special meeting notices
  • Keeps voter registration file and conducts elections
  • Keeps township ordinance book
  • Prepares financial statements
  • Delivers tax certificates to supervisor and county clerk by September 30th
  • Must appoint a deputy
  • Must post a surety bond

Voter's Registration Information

Residents of Filer Township may register to vote at the Township Clerk’s office, 2505 Filer City Road, Manistee. You may also register to vote at any Secretary of State branch office.

To look up your personal voter information registration and polling place, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center.

Absentee Voter Information

Online Absentee Ballot Application can be found at the Michigan Secretary of State

Any registered voter can vote by absentee ballot. They must first apply for an absentee ballot by completing the Absentee Application and returning it to the clerk’s office by person, mail it to 2505 Filer City Road, Manistee, MI 49660 or put it in our drop box in front of the building. It must be signed and dated to be accepted. The clerk will then mail an absentee ballot to the address given on the application in advance of the next election. To check your absent voter status, contact the clerk’s office.