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Braxton County Clerk


Sue Ann Rutherford

County Clerk

304-765-2833 or


Fax: 304-765-2093

Braxton County Commission

PO Box 486

Sutton, WV 26601


Sheila G. Butler, Chief Deputy Clerk

Lisa Jones, Deputy Clerk

Brittney Frame, Deputy Clerk

Chelsie Smallwood, Deputy Clerk

Tamera Facemire, Fiduciary Supervisor

Pat Bragg, Part-Time Deputy Clerk


Sue Ann Rutherford, County Clerk since January 1, 2017 (6-year term)

Each county elects a County Clerk whose responsibilities include the management of records of the County Commission and certain election duties. The primary responsibilities center around two basic functions: 1) to act as Clerk (fiscal officer) of the County Commission, and 2) to act as the receiver of fees charged for the instruments filed and recorded within the county. To carry out the numerous duties, the Clerk of the. County Commission selects employees with the consent of the County Commission. The duties of County Clerk's Office include:

The duties of County Clerk's Office include:

  • Issuance of marriage licenses, birth and death certificates

  • Record births, marriages and deaths in the county

  • Chief Voter Registration Official for the county; register qualified voters

  • Maintain custody and integrity of the county’s voting machines, ballot boxes and other election supplies

  • Conduct training sessions for poll clerks and other election officials prior to their service

  • Serve as the recorder of all documents

  • Keep records of County Commission transactions

  • Keep minutes of all County Commission meetings

  • Probate Appointments (Wills)

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