I would like to state that many aspects of the process to fill the vacant Belleville Township trustee position should offer encouragement to the electors. The chance to elect rather than to accept an appointment places control in the hands of the voters and provides a participation in their government that can only benefit the community as a whole.
It seems that an important component of this procedure is to nominate a moderator. It is my recommendation that the board and the electors would seek our County Clerk Thomas Holbrook for this task. I would also insist that there be a pair of election judges, one Democrat and one Republican to assist Holbrook.
The voter registration verification process should be done at the meeting with the proposed voice vote being counted one voice at a time with all votes counted and results confirmed before the close of the meeting.
I encourage everyone to participate in this important endeavor of selecting a trustee to fill the vacant township seat. The choice is yours.
Joy A. Schreiber