The township clerk maintains all township records except for active general assistance cases. The clerk is required to keep accurate records of all township board meetings and maintain records of the board's executive sessions. (Statute requires these minutes be reviewed every six months.)
During township board meetings, the clerk records roll call votes. (Certain questions require roll call votes, such as appointments to fill vacancies, establishing salaries, etc. Other votes can be taken by voice. Secret ballots are never permitted on any issues before the township board.)
The clerk serves as the local election authority and is responsible for accepting petitions concerning township elections and/or referendums. In this capacity, the clerk is responsible for publishing and posting certain specific notes, including notices for the highway commissioner.
Information above provided by the "What's My Job" booklet; http://www.toi.org/