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Former Flint Township Clerk Faces Trial for Ballot Tampering

LANSING – A Genesee County judge has ordered the former Flint Township Clerk, now serving as the Genesee County Deputy Clerk, to stand trial related to felony charges stemming from the August 2020 primary, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel Announced today. 

Kathy Funk faces the following charges in Genesee County Circuit Court: 

  • election law – ballot tampering, a five-year felony; and 
  • misconduct in office, a five-year felony. 

The Department of Attorney General alleges Funk purposely broke a seal on a ballot container so that the votes inside, under Michigan Election Law, could not be counted in an anticipated recount. Funk was running for re-election, and narrowly prevailed in the unofficial count. 

Judge Mark McCabe bound the defendant over for trial in the circuit court following Funk’s waiver of the preliminary examination. 

“Our department remains committed to prosecuting election violations, regardless of the political party of the perpetrator,” Nessel said. “We look forward to trying this case in Genesee County Circuit Court.” 

Please contact the court regarding future dates. 


Please note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The Department does not provide booking photos.