The City Clerk's Department is responsible for maintaining current and accurate registration of voters; supervising and conducting all school, city, state, and national elections; issuing all licenses required by city ordinance, recording all actions, resolutions and ordinances of the city council; and to examine and verify all accounts and claims against the city. 

Other services performed by this department include answering general telephone inquiries. The clerk's office also provides for a recording secretary for the City Council meetings, Board of Public Works, Shopping Area Redevelopment Board, Zeeland Hospital Authority and the Economic Development Authority meetings. This department provides clerical assistance to the Mayor and City Manager.  All cemetery records are maintained by the Clerk's office, Business licenses may be obtained from the clerk, and documents can be Notarized here, as long as the document is signed in front of the Notary Public and proper ID must be shown at the time of signing.

The clerk's office is staffed by the City Clerk and Deputy Clerk. 

The City Clerk's Department may be found on the second floor of City Hall.  They may be reached at 616-772-6400 extension 1200 or you may email us at

2021 Election Dates
May4, 2021 (Zeeland School Operating Millage)
August 3, 2021 (City Council Members)

For more information on your registration status, polling place, issues that will appear on your ballot, absentee voting process and more, please visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at  or call 772-6400 x1200 or email

If Registering to Vote 14 days or less prior to an Election you wish to vote in, you must register in the Zeeland City Clerk's office in person with proof of residency.

  • Absentee ballot applications available at City Clerk's Office.
  • Absentee ballot applications will be automatically mailed to all voters included on our Permanent Absentee Voter Mailing List approximately 5-6 weeks prior to the election.  You may call to be included on this list. There is no longer a reason required to vote by absentee ballot.
  • Last Day for filing an application for an Absentee Ballot to be mailed out is the Saturday prior to election day at the City Clerk's Office - generally open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Every Ballot returned to the Clerk's office by the close of polls on Election day will be counted.

  1. City Clerk

    Physical Address
    21 S Elm Street
    Zeeland, MI 49464

    Phone: 616-772-6400

  2. Pamela Holmes

    City Clerk

  3. Cindy Humphrey

    Administrative Assistant

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