McCoy Creek in Buchanan

Township Clerk

Sheila Reitz, Buchanan Township Clerk

I have had the privilege of serving as your Township Clerk since 2017. I have enjoyed my time in office and am excited about what the future has to offer. Part of my goal as Clerk is to be able to streamline processes and to implement improvements so that my office can operate more efficiently to better serve you, the residents. 

As a part of the duties of being the Clerk, I am also the chief election officer for Buchanan Township. If you have questions regarding voter registration, absentee voting, election processes, or are interested in serving as an election inspector please contact my office. I am happy to assist you.

Avoid Election Day Delays- Permanent Absentee Voter List Newsletter

With the passage of Proposal 3 at the November 2018 General Election, anyone can now choose to vote by absentee ballot and avoid standing in the long waiting lines at the polls on election day. For more information please contact my office.

I would like to invite the residents of the Township of Buchanan to join me on the last Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the Buchanan Township Hall to share a cup of coffee. This will be a time dedicated to you where you can share with me your opinions and concerns for our township. 

I am interested in hearing from all of you and will try my very best to answer any questions that you may have. It will also serve as an avenue to get to know each of you better and to keep you updated with the current happenings in your township and with your local officials.

I look forward to this opportunity to meet with you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I am in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (and can be available by appointment if need be).


The year of 2020 is going to be a busy one for elections. In order to make election day run smoothly we count on our community to be involved and to dedicate time to working as election inspectors at the precincts. I would like to invite each of you to please consider the possibility of serving your community as an election inspector. Training is available so experience is not a requirement. We are looking for individuals who represent both major political parties.

For more information please contact the Township Clerk for more information by phone at (269) 695-6442, or by stopping by the Clerk’s Office Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.


How to Register to Vote

*Please keep checking back in to see how the new laws affecting voter registration and absentee voting will affect you and the voting process! 

I will post updates as they become available. 

Anyone who is 18 years of age may register to vote at the Buchanan Township Clerk’s Office or at any Secretary of State branch.  Photo ID is required for in person voter registration and in person AV ballot issuance.

The Michigan Secretary of State’s Voter Information Center is an online source for election information. Michigan residents can access information on their voter registration status, preview their ballot, and get directions to their designated polling place. Visitors can access online information on candidates, ballot proposals, and tutorials on the voting equipment used in each community.