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Macomb County Clerk / Register of Deeds Carmella Sabaugh

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Latest Press Releases
Macomb County clerk open until midnight Monday as voter registration deadline approaches    html
County Clerk Mobile Office to Visit Richmond Library    html
County Clerk warns of possible deed scam  
html version
Macomb County Clerk / Register of Deeds receives five national “good government” achievement awards, has 53 total   html version
Macomb County officials urge governor to veto concealed pistol bill   html version
Macomb County elections result Web site offers email and text updates, personalized results, and a new “watch list”  html version
Get absent ballot until Saturday 2 p.m.
html version
Macomb County Clerk launches juror kiosks
html version
Macomb County Disclosure Forms Available on Clerk's Web site   html version
Macomb County Clerk sweeps NACo awards by earning 10 “good government” achievements
html version
Secretary of State, Macomb County Clerk to offer one-stop shopping again   html version
Macomb County clerk to test live county commission roll call votes and motions on Web using Google Docs   html version
Macomb County Circuit Court and Clerk renew Google Apps licenses  html version
County Clerk to offer veterans photo ID cards Thursday   html version
Secretary of State, Macomb County Clerk to offer one-stop shopping on select dates  html version
Macomb County Clerk gets six “good government” awards, has 38 total  html version
County Clerk’s student election inspector program continues to let students learn and earn  html version
Clerk targets shorter lines, online pistol license application hits bull’s-eye  html version
Macomb County to Accept Applications Wednesday for Sheriff  html version
Open and Transparent Macomb County Sheriff Appointment Process Begins  html version 
Macomb County Clerk Goes Google, Uses Cloud Computing   html version
Macomb County Clerk makes political money trail transparent   html version
State Adopts Macomb County’s Online Absent Ballot Antifraud System   html version
County Clerk's Mobile Office to Visit Civic Center Library   html version
NACo Awards Keep Coming for Macomb County Departments   html version
Coin Toss to Settle Center Line School Board Election Tie    html  
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VIDEO of coin toss including slow motion replay
Wireless Internet Enhances Services in County Court Building   html version
Oakland County: Senate Committee Votes in Favor of Bills to Fix Michigan's Broken Military Voting System   
Macomb County Clerk Announces Top Baby Names for 2009  html version
Macomb County Clerk to Cut Tuesday and Thursday Afternoon Hours  html version

Now is the Time for Online Voter Registration

CLICK HERE

Macomb County Jurors With Pagers Have More Time to Shop  html version 

Student Election Inspector Program Continues Success    html version  

Macomb County Clerk Registers Students at Three High Schools to Vote in May 5th Election

html version

County Clerk's Mobile Office to Visit Library

html version

Letter to the Editor: Regarding Early Voting in Michigan    pdf version
Most Local Clerks Opt to Do Their Jobs   html

Will Michigan Attorney General Block Student Voters? County Clerk to Drive 170 Miles 'Just in Case'  

html version

County Clerk’s Mobile Office to Visit Warren Library Oct. 15    html version  
Macomb County Clerks Received 615 Voter Registrations Between 5pm and Midnight Monday    html version

You Do Not Have to Own Property in Order to Vote

html version

Coin Toss Settles Election Tie   html version   photo

Sabaugh Disappointed in Court Ruling That Makes Senior Voting Harder   html version  

Macomb County Clerk Leads in Good Government Awards   html version  

Resolution for Juror Paging System

pdf version 

Business Community Rescues Stalled Juror Pager Plan   pdf version   html version  

County Clerk’s Mobile Office to Visit Library

pdf version

County Clerk Hopes to Register 650th High School Grad this Week   pdf version  

Voting Rights Express Bus Headed to Court

pdf version  

Sabaugh to Defend Senior Voting Rights
in Court May 7   pdf version

County Clerk Proposes Pagers for Jurors

pdf version    html

Sabaugh Asks GOP Officials to End Party’s Lawsuit Against Ballot Application Mailings    pdf version

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Clerk Reports Fewer Absentee Voters   html

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GOP Files Motion to Stop Seniors from Getting AV Applications  html

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   Absent Voter App Letter to Local Officials   html

   AV Resolutions   pdf

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   Board Attorney Okays AV Mailing   pdf

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   Sample AV Application      pdf

Absent Ballot Verification Benefits Military Voters

pdf version

County Clerks Meet to Discuss Election Issues

pdf version    photo 

Absent Voting Will Be Harder Unless Sabaugh Wins Court Case   pdf version  html version 

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Birth Certificate Easy to Get for Passport Fairs

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  Sept. 18 at Macomb County Library (pdf) 

  Sept. 20 at Sterling Heights Public Library (pdf)

Attempt To Limit Absent Voting Fails   pdf    html

CLICK HERE for Related Court Decision

Macomb County Sues Campaign Finance Violators   pdf version    html version  

County Sends 30,000 Juror Questionnaires

pdf version    html version

Online Birth Certificate System “Thwarting Terrorism” Gets National Award   html version
Macomb County Clerk Gets Good Government Awards For Election Services   html version
County Clerk Uses 1846 Law to Fight Fraud
html version    pdf version

County Clerk Improves Website  html version 
pdf version  

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Latest Video Clips
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Macomb County State of the County Address (originally broadcast from MacRay Harbor Banquet Center on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010)  Play Video

Video Press Conference

Operation: Our Troops Count  Play Video

WDIV Local 4:

Juror Pager Program Proposed for Macomb County  Play Video 

 
Latest Newspaper Articles
Macomb Daily -- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
County clerk offers high-tech customer service  
html version
Macomb Daily -- Thursday, October 17, 2013
Macomb County clerk pushes for online voter registration   html version

Macomb Daily -- Tuesday, May 14, 2013:

County's new security system aims to protect homeowners, buyers   pdf version

Macomb Daily -- Wednesday, August 8, 2012:

Sabaugh provides customized election returns
html version

Detroit News -- Wednesday, July 25, 2012:

Macomb proposal would let jurors check in for duty from area businesses    html version

Macomb Daily -- Monday, June 25, 2012

Google honors Sabaugh as a Government Transformer    html version

Macomb Daily -- Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sabaugh snags record 10 ‘good government’ awards html version

Detroit News -- Friday, January 27, 2012
Local governments opt for cloud-based information storage   html version
Macomb Daily -- Sunday, October 23, 2011
County planning high-tech system to combat mortgage fraud   html version
Macomb Daily -- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Macomb County poised to issue ID card for veterans
html version
Detroit Free Press -- Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011
Macomb County proposes photo IDs for veterans
html version
Macomb Daily -- Monday, July 11, 2011:
Macomb, Oakland county clerks team up for one-stop shopping   html version
Macomb Daily -- Tuesday, June 21, 2011:
Clerk's Office deserves credit for years of 'good government' service   html version
Macomb Daily -- Sunday, June 12, 2011
Macomb County clerk sweeps national awards  
html version
Macomb Daily -- Friday, March 18, 2011
Macomb clerk sets up website for gun licenses, renewals
Macomb Daily -- Monday, Feb. 21, 2011
Clerk's Office uses 'Fast Pass' to cut down wait
html version
Macomb Daily -- Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
New Law to Help Fight Foreclosure   html version

Detroit News -- Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
'Fast Pass' Aims to Speed Visits to Macomb County Clerk's Office   html version

Detroit Free Press -- Monday, Dec. 6, 2010
Macomb County Clerk Borrows High-Tech Ideas to Improve Customer Service   html version

Detroit Free Press -- Monday, Dec. 6, 2010
Macomb County to Streamline Making of Concealed Pistol Licenses   html version

Detroit Free Press -- Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2010
Macomb County Puts Historical Election Journals Online   html version
Macomb Daily -- Thursday, November 18, 2010
Clerk Opens Door to Macomb County History
html version
Macomb Daily -- Thursday, November 4, 2010
Clerk Thanked for PPO Website    html version
Detroit Free Press -- Thursday, August 12, 2010
Macomb Co. is a leader in campaign finance reporting   html version
Macomb Daily -- Saturday, July 24, 2010
Macomb County's new online campaign finance tracking site called most transparent of its kind in state   html version

Macomb Daily -- Monday, June 21, 2010

Clerk's Office Snags Half of County's National 'Good Government' Awards   html  

Detroit Free Press -- Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wayne Lags in Use of Web, Access to Records   html

C & G Newspapers-- Thursday, June 4, 2010

Recall Petition, Deemed Unclear, Fails Against Township Clerk   html

Macomb Daily -- Sunday, May 30, 2010

Thousands in Election Fines Go Uncollected    html 

Macomb Daily -- Wednesday, May 26, 2010

County Balks at $1.7 million IT Deal with Wayne    html 

Macomb Daily -- Wednesday, May 12, 2010

129 Local Candidates File 2010 Elections    html 

Macomb Daily -- Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lindeman wins Center Line school board election
by a ‘lot’    html 

Legal News -- Friday, April 16, 2010

Clerks Who Led Fight to Improve Military Voting Cheer Passage of Bills    html 

Metromode -- Thursday, April 15, 2010

Macomb County Courthouse offers free Wi-Fi    html  

Michigan Messenger-- Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Secretary of State Candidates Focus on Voter Fraud, Soros    html

Macomb Daily -- Thursday, March 4, 2010

New county districts approved    html 

Macomb Daily -- Wednesday, February 24, 2010

County Speaks 53 Languages    html  

Daily Tribune -- Sunday, February 21, 2010

State Should Pass Bill to Consolidate School Board Elections    html 

Macomb Daily -- Thursday, February 18, 2010

GOP Says Dems Gerrymandering    html 

The Voice -- Wednesday, February 17, 2010

County Clerk Hitting the Road    html 

Macomb Daily -- Monday, February 8, 2010

Clerk tweaks hours    html 

C & G Newspapers -- Thursday, February 4, 2010

Number of Couples Walking Down the Aisle
Declines    html 

Macomb Daily -- Monday, December 14, 2009

Clerk Opens Campaign Books    html  

Macomb Daily -- Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Macomb, Oakland Clerks Join Forces to Fight Foreclosures   html    pdf

Macomb Daily -- Wednesday, October 7, 2009

County Clerk Finds Jury Tracking Software for a Sawbuck    html    pdf

Macomb Daily -- Friday, July 3, 2009

Bill Makes Voting Easier for Soldiers Overseas

html version

Macomb Daily -- Friday, May 29, 2009

Paging All Jurors  html version

Macomb Daily -- Monday, March 23, 2009

Jurors to Get Pagers  html version

Detroit Free Press -- Sunday, March 8, 2009

Long-Awaited Jury Pagers Are On Track   pdf version

Macomb Daily

Macomb Clerk Drives Across State to Highlight College Students' Difficulties Voting in Home District    pdf   Related photos

Detroit News -- September 12, 2008

Foreclosures Won't Hinder Voters   pdf

Macomb Daily -- September 11, 2008

GOP Denies Web Report On Vote Blocking   pdf

Detroit Free Press -- Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008

Is Your Private Data On Display?   pdf version

Detroit Free Press -- Thursday, July 3, 2008

Judges Get Answers, OK Pagers   pdf version

Macomb Daily -- Thursday, June 12, 2008

Business Leaders Boost Project to Equip Jurors
with Pagers   pdf version  

Detroit Free Press -- Sunday, June 1, 2008

Plan on Track for Cash Pay for Jurors   html version

Macomb Daily -- Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Clerk Registers 800th Student     html version

Macomb Daily -- Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Jurors Will be Paid Cash

pdf version

Macomb Daily -- Friday, April 18, 2008

Make it Easier for Absentee Voters

html version

Detroit News -- Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Pagers Proposed to Give Macomb Jurors Freedom

html version

Detroit News -- Monday, March 17, 2008

Clerks Divided Over Absentee Ballot Mailing

pdf version    html

Macomb Daily -- Friday, March 14, 2008

GOP Urged to End Clerk Lawsuit    html version

Detroit Free Press -- Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Miller Sides with Dems on Ballots    pdf version

Macomb Daily -- Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Absentee Ballot Push Has GOP Ally

pdf version      html version

Macomb Daily -- Sunday, March 2, 2008

GOP Should Drop Challenge to Mailing of
Absentee Ballots

pdf version      html version

Macomb Daily -- Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

GOP Wants to Halt Ballot Application Mailings

pdf version      html version

Macomb Daily -- Friday, Jan. 18, 2008

More Ballots by Mail   pdf version

Detroit Free Press -- Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008

Clerk's Office Mails Out Absentee Ballot Inquiries

pdf version

Macomb Daily -- Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007

Recount Overturns Coin Toss Tie Breaker 

pdf version 

Macomb Daily -- Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007

Troops May Miss Vote  pdf version  

Macomb Daily -- Monday, Nov. 26, 2007

Some Voters Could Be Put Out by Court Case

pdf version

Macomb Daily -- Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007

Clerk Opens Locked Office to Retrieve License

pdf version   html version

Detroit Free Press -- Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007

Voting Absentee Just Got Harder   pdf   html 

Macomb Daily -- Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007

Pagers Let Prospective Jurors Roam    pdf    html

Associated Press -- Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007

Judge OKs Macomb County Sending Absentee Ballot Applications   pdf version

Detroit Free Press -- Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007

Ballot Mailings OK Says Court   pdf version

Macomb Daily -- Friday, Aug. 3, 2007

Judge Correct To Kick Lawsuit Against Sabaugh  

pdf version    html version

Macomb Daily -- Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007

Sabaugh Declares Victory For Senior Citizens

pdf version  

Detroit Free Press -- Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Judge Rules Macomb Clerk Can Mail Absentee Ballots   pdf version  

Macomb Daily -- Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Photo ID Will Reduce Turnout   pdf version

The Macomb Voice -- Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Macomb County Programs Lead Michigan For 26th Year   pdf version 

Macomb Daily -- Wednesday July 4, 2007
County Hauls in Awards  pdf version
NACo -- Monday, July 2, 2007
Library, Clerk Provide Jurors a 'Novel Way' to Pass the Time   pdf version
Detroit Free Press -- Sunday, July 1, 2007
Macomb County Takes Top Honors  pdf version

Macomb Daily -- Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Republican Withdraws from Lawsuit Against County Clerk  pdf version

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 Press Releases (By Department)


Election Department News
Macomb County clerk open until midnight Monday as voter registration deadline approaches    html
Macomb County elections result Web site offers email and text updates, personalized results, and a new “watch list”  html version
Get absent ballot until Saturday 2 p.m.
html version
County Clerk’s student election inspector program continues to let students learn and earn  html version
Macomb County Clerk makes political money trail transparent   html version
State Adopts Macomb County’s Online Absent Ballot Antifraud System   html version
Coin Toss to Settle Center Line School Board Election Tie    html version
Student Election Inspector Program Continues Success    html version  

Macomb County Clerk Registers Students at Three High Schools to Vote in May 5th Election

html version

Most Local Clerks Opt to Do Their Jobs   html

Will Michigan Attorney General Block Student Voters? County Clerk to Drive 170 Miles 'Just in Case'  

html version

Macomb County Clerks Received 615 Voter Registrations Between 5pm and Midnight Monday    html version
Coin Toss Settles Election Tie   html version   photo
Sabaugh Disappointed in Court Ruling That Makes Senior Voting Harder   html version  

County Clerk Hopes to Register 650th High School Grad this Week   pdf version  

Voting Rights Express Bus Headed to Court

pdf version  

Sabaugh to Defend Senior Voting Rights
in Court May 7   pdf version  

Sabaugh Asks GOP Officials to End Party’s Lawsuit Against Ballot Application Mailings    pdf version

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Clerk Reports Fewer Absentee Voters   html

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GOP Files Motion to Stop Seniors from Getting AV Applications  html

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   CLICK HERE for Related Court Case  

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   Absent Voter App Letter to Local Officials   html

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   AV Resolutions   pdf

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   Board Attorney Okays AV Mailing   pdf

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   Sample AV Application      pdf

Absent Ballot Verification Benefits Military Voters

pdf version

County Clerks Meet to Discuss Election Issues

pdf version    photo 

Attempt To Limit Absent Voting Fails   pdf    html

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CLICK HERE for Related Court Decision

Macomb County Sues Campaign Finance Violators   pdf version    html version  
Voters May Verify Absent Ballots On Web  
html version 

Student Election Inspectors Set Record Again

html version   pdf version

County Clerk Threatens to Post Naughty List on Internet   pdf version  

Clerk Announces Online Absentee Ballot Verification System   html version 

New voting system for voters with disabilities  

html version  

Student Election Inspector Program Expanded for November Election   html version  
Student Election Inspectors -- May 2, 2006 Election   html version 

Absentee Ballot Requests Set Record

html version  

Clerk Digitally Imaging Voter Signatures

html version  

School Consolidated Election Plan

html version   

Uniform Voting System Selected

html version   

County Clerk Applauds Court Ruling To Count Provisional Ballots   html version 
County Clerk Warns of Scam to Get Voter Information   pdf version 

Campaign Finance System Up and Running  

pdf version  

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Jury Room News
Macomb County Clerk launches juror kiosks
html version

Macomb County Jurors With Pagers Have More Time to Shop   html version 

County Clerk Proposes Pagers for Jurors

pdf version

County Sends 30,000 Juror Questionnaires

pdf version    html version

Jury Room Now Wireless   
html version
 

Clerk Warns of Jury Scam  
html version
 

One-Day/One-Trial First Day Success  
html version 
Clerk Shortens Jury Duty -- One Day/One Trial System Approved by Judges   html version     
Governor Signs Bill Reducing Jury Costs  
html version 

Carmella Sabaugh's Juror Book Program for Jurors

html version 

Clerk Proposes Free Bus Rides For Jurors 

pdf version 

Circuit Court News
Circuit Court Now Accepts Fax Filing
html version 

Circuit Court Online Document Request

html version 

Circuit Court Index on the Internet  

html version 

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Clerk's Office News
One-stop shopping for Secretary of State and County Clerk coming to Chesterfield   html
County Clerk’s Mobile Office to Visit Warren Civic Center   html version
Macomb County Clerk / Register of Deeds receives five national “good government” achievement awards, has 53 total   html version
Macomb County Clerk sweeps NACo awards by earning 10 “good government” achievements
html version
Secretary of State, Macomb County Clerk to offer one-stop shopping again   html version
Macomb County Circuit Court and Clerk renew Google Apps licenses  html version
County Clerk to offer veterans photo ID cards Thursday   html version
Secretary of State, Macomb County Clerk to offer one-stop shopping on select dates  html version
Macomb County Clerk gets six “good government” awards, has 38 total  html version
Macomb County to Accept Applications Wednesday for Sheriff  html version
Open and Transparent Macomb County Sheriff Appointment Process Begins  html version 
Macomb County Clerk Goes Google, Uses Cloud Computing   html version
Macomb County Clerk to Cut Tuesday and Thursday Afternoon Hours  html version

County Clerk's Mobile Office to Visit Library

html version

Macomb County Clerk Leads in Good Government Awards   html version  

County Clerk’s Mobile Office to Visit Library

pdf version

Birth Certificate Easy to Get for Passport Fairs

  Sept. 18 at Macomb County Library (pdf) 

  Sept. 20 at Sterling Heights Public Library (pdf)

Mobile Office to Visit Clinton-Macomb Public Library    pdf version     html version
Online Birth Certificate System “Thwarting Terrorism” Gets National Award   html version
Macomb County Clerk Gets Good Government Awards For Election Services   html version
Birth Certificate Is Easy to Get for Passport Fair  
pdf   html  

County Clerk: Longer Hours, Shorter Lunch Improves Service; Unions Supportive   pdf version   

html version   

Sabaugh announces Mobile Office Schedule for 2007   pdf   html

County Clerk: Staff to Work Longer Hours, Shorter Lunch; Unions Supportive   html version   pdf version

County Clerk Improves Website  html version 
pdf version
County Clerk Announces Document Verification System  html version 

County Clerk and Social Security Administration Safeguard Records   html version 

Clerk Improves CCW Permit Process  
html version
   

County Clerk Goes High Tech With Vital Records

html version    

2006 NaCo Awards Submitted by County Clerk's Office   html version  
Clerk Receives National Association of Counties Awards   html version 

2006 Macomb County Directory Available

pdf version  

Clerk Takes Services On The Road  

pdf version  

Macomb County Clerk First in Michigan To Offer Evening Hours   html version  

2005 Photo Contest Winners

pdf version 

2004 Photo Contest Winners

pdf version 

2004 Photo Contest Announcement

pdf version 

2003 Photo Contest Winners

pdf version 

2002 Photo Contest Winners

pdf version 

Register of Deeds News
County Clerk warns of possible deed scam  
html version
County Clerk Uses 1846 Law to Fight Fraud  
html version
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Register of Deeds Sets Record -- Two Million Pages in 2003  pdf version 

Register of Deeds goes on the Internet

pdf version 

Register of Deeds Installs New Equipment

pdf version 

CCW Permit News
Clerk targets shorter lines, online pistol license application hits bull’s-eye
html version
Clerk Improves CCW Permit Process  
html version
 

CCW Law Change -- Effective July 1, 2003 

pdf version    

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