Protecting and Preserving Election Records

February 12, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Kelly Services World HQ
999 W. Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48084

Fair and free elections are the cornerstone of our democracy. Voters are given the constitutional right to elect representatives of their choosing, from the Office of President all the way down to the local Council, School, or Library Board. Clerks across the nation, whether at the state, county or local level, are tasked with preserving the integrity of the electoral process and safeguarding the “will of the people” – and it is not a job they take lightly!

Members of the public are often surprised to find out about the amount of preparation needed before and after each election to ensure that proper records are kept. Clerks follow a fourteen-page retention schedule set by the State in accordance with many State and Federal laws. This election record-keeping is vital to ensure transparency and integrity, as well as stand up to public scrutiny.

Join us as we delve into the realm of Election Records and discover how votes are protected; light refreshments will be served.

Parking at Kelly Services World HQ is conveniently located on the north side of the building facing Big Beaver Rd. Enter through the doors and check in with security.

Program Agenda

1:00 p.m. - Board of Directors Meeting (open to all members)
2:00 p.m. - Registration
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Presentation

About Our Speaker

Melanie RyskaMelanie D. Ryska has served as City Clerk for the City of Sterling Heights since 2017. She has more than 17 years’ experience in the “Clerking” industry having worked for Wayne County Elections, City of Grosse Pointe Woods, and City of Hamtramck. She holds her degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Among her many duties of being the Clerk for the 4th largest City in the State, being the “Keeper of the Records” proves to be the most robust and challenging task as it effects every department of the organization.


$15.00 ARMA Detroit Member

$10.00 ARMA Detroit Student/Retiree

$25.00 Guest (Not a member of ARMA)

$15.00 ARMA International Member (not a member of Detroit Chapter)

$10.00 Student/Retiree (Not a Member of ARMA)