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Thetford Township temporarily fills clerk position for November election work

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Thetford Township won't have a clerk in place for the November elections, so now the township is going with a backup plan.{ }{ }(Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

THETFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Thetford Township won't have a clerk in place for the November elections, so now the township is going with a backup plan.

At Monday’s township board meeting, the board hired a temporary elections assistant to help oversee next month’s election.

Julie Paulson, who served as clerk for the township in the past, was chosen for the role.

"She's assistant to Lauren who is going to be running our election. she's the old deputy clerk. she's hired as my assistant a few meetings back," said township supervisor Gary Stevens.

As far as when a permanent clerk will be hired, the township supervisor says he doesn't think it will be until the May election.

The position has been open since Leanne Pennington resigned in August, shortly after the township's police chief was arrested and charged with embezzlement and obstruction of justice.