Wayne County employs advanced online campaign finance system

In an effort spearheaded by Wayne County Clerk Cathy M. Garrett, Wayne County will be implementing a brand new, state-of-the-art campaign finance system. Because Garrett serves as the Chief Elections Official for the largest county in Michigan, she is directly responsible for the oversight and enforcement of the Michigan Campaign Finance Act, which entails processing nearly 3,000 filers who run for elected office at both the citywide and countywide levels.

In order to properly unveil the new system, Garrett will host a series of training events with the product vendor during the week of Aug. 22. All local elected officials, as well as the general public, are invited to attend.

Not only will the new system provide increased transparency to the public when it comes to campaign finance, it leapfrogs all other systems in Michigan. While other counties have online systems that require at least one in-person visit from a user, this system is wholly digitalized. System-users can both access and file records with a simple click of the mouse, while innovative Web-based data calculation will maintain timely and accurate filings.

Listed below is the schedule for the online campaign finance training sessions:

City and Township Clerks

Monday, Aug. 22

1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Charter Township of Northville

44405 Six Mile Road

Northville, Michigan 48168

248-348-5800

Mayors and Supervisors

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Morning Session -

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session -

1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

City of Dearborn

13615 Michigan Avenue

Dearborn, Michigan 48126

313-943-2000

Countywide

Elected Officials

Wednesday, Aug. 24

1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Coleman A. Young

Municipal Center, Room 728

2 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, Michigan 48226

313-224-5525

City Councils

and Township

Board of Trustees

Thursday, Aug. 25

Morning Session -

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session -

1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Charter Township of

Canton Township -

Summit on the Park

46000 Summit Parkway

Canton, Michigan 48188

734-394-5100

Local School Districts

and Community College

Board of Trustees

Friday, Aug. 26

Afternoon Session -

1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Evening Session -

6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Charter Township of

Brownstown -

Community Center

21311 Telegraph Road

Brownstown, Michigan 48183

734-675-0910

Published: Fri, Aug 19, 2011

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