The statutory duties of the township clerk are numerous, technical and legally essential to the proper operation of municipal government.
The clerk has custody of all records, books and papers of the township, if no other law provides. The clerk is responsible for the detailed accounting records of the township utilizing the Uniform Chart of Accounts prescribed by the state treasurer. The clerk must also prepare and maintain the journals and ledgers necessary to reflect the assets, liabilities, fund equities, revenues and expenditures for each fund of the township.
The clerk is a member and chairman of the township election commission and in charge of elections in the township.