County clerks perform and oversee a number of different duties for the county, including record keeping, election administration, and some support services useful to citizens such as providing passports and marriage licenses (and even performing marriages).
Record-keeping duties are mostly for the county commission or council. For commissions and councils, clerks record and keep agendas and minutes – specifically votes taken and ordinances enacted. In some counties, however, clerks also handle a variety of traditional clerk duties for State District Courts.
Finally, county clerks are required by the State to serve as a local election officer. In this role, they oversee all elections (federal, state, city, and county, to include primaries, general, and special elections). Their duties include providing citizens with election notices and instructions, coordinating election equipment, supplies, and facilities, and to oversee and certify election totals and results. They can also make recommendations to commissions and councils regarding any changes to voting precincts.
Related: Meet Weber County Clerk/Auditor Ricky Hatch