Clerk

Ela Township Clerk Jan Flood Dowling
1155 East Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL. 60047
847-438-7826
E-Mail:  clerkdowling@elatownship.org
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Responsibilities of Township Clerk:
The township clerk is the keeper of all township records except for active general assistance cases. The clerk is required to keep accurate records of all township board meetings and maintain records of the board’s executive sessions. During town board meetings, the clerk records roll call votes. The clerk also serves as the local election authority and is responsible for accepting petitions concerning township elections and/or referendums. In this capacity, the clerk is responsible for publishing or posting certain specific notices, including notices for the highway commissioner. As ex-officio clerk of the road district, the township clerk maintains all records for the highway commissioner. The clerk must also witness bid openings for both the township and the road district.