The County Clerk is elected to six year terms of office and is responsible for the management of records for the County, the County Commission and serves as the Chief Voter Registration/County Election Officer. The Clerk’s primary responsibilities center around two basic functions: to act as clerk (fiscal Officer) of the Raleigh County Commission and to act as the receiver of fees charged for the instruments filed and recorded within the County.
The Clerk’s duties include recording deeds, liens, births, marriages, deaths and other judgments, and to record and probate wills, other related probate documents and to assist in administration of estates. In addition, the clerk is responsible for registering eligible voters, maintaining the voter registration records, maintaining custody and integrity of the county’s voting machines, obtaining and training poll workers and counting ballots, preparing the ballot, receiving filing for county elective offices, and conducting absentee voting.
The Clerk maintains payroll for all county employees, receives all accounts, pays county debts, maintains the county’s financial statements and maintains all orders/minutes of and from the County Commission. The Clerk’s duties include recording deeds, liens, births, marriages, deaths, judgments, recording and probating wills and other related probate documents. The Clerk is also responsible for assisting in administration of estates.