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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SMCGS Databases: Official Bonds and Election Certificates

Before taking office, elected officials were required to file bonds. Election Certificates were documents signed by the county clerk, verifying the election.

These bonds and certificates are located in the county record center in one of the small drawer cabinets (SM - RC5B1 - 15 - 21) You will find original signatures on many of the documents.

There are two indexes to the bonds and certificates. They are currently located on shelves that are being moved so the final location of the books is uncertain, but the indexes have been recreated digitally by Lauren Perritt and  are available here.

Index to Official Bonds and Election Certificates


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