Debbie Russell, Saline County Clerk/Election Authority, began working for the county in January 2007, as the Human Resources/Payroll Manager, doing county payroll, county benefits, monitoring the county's computer system and working with the County Commission.   Running for the office of County Clerk in 2010, Debbie was affirmed into her new position in January 2011, where she merged her position as Human Resources/Payroll Manager into the County Clerk’s office, returning those duties to the clerk’s office as per Missouri State statutes.

As the election authority, the clerk’s office maintains voter registration for the county and conducts elections for the political subdivisions, overseeing the printing of ballots and hiring/training of election judges to work at the polls on election Ddy.  The office schedules routine maintenance and tests all voting equipment prior to each election.  The office executes a voter canvass every two years to keep voter registration accurate and up-to-date per statutes.

Debbie Russell

As Clerk to the Saline County Commission, the county clerk is responsible for clerking minutes during any called session held by the Saline County Commission, keeping accurate record of all commission orders, motions, rules, contracts, ordinances, and all other proceedings of the County Commission.


As Payroll and Benefits Administrator, the County Clerk is to provide payroll checks to county employees on a bi-weekly pay schedule.   All county payroll benefit and earnings deductions, personnel records, health insurance benefits, CERF retirement, workers’ compensation, and unemployment claims are all managed by the County Clerk.   Form 1099, Form 941 and W-2 forms are verified, printed and distributed by this office.  Accounts payable and payroll checks are printed and backup documentation is contained in the office of the County Clerk.  The county’s Financial Statement is prepared, printed and distributed annually by the County Clerk.
Extending the real and personal property tax bills for the railroad and utility companies is another responsibility of the clerk’s office.  The office also provides the political subdivisions with their assessed valuations so they can then hold their own hearings and certify their tax levy with the County Clerk.
Other responsibilities of the Clerk’s office include issuance of liquor licenses and auctioneer licenses; advertising/assisting with the bidding for products and services for the county, issuance of Notary Public Commissions for Saline County, assisting citizens in completing their Fuel Tax Refund Applications and Claims, and the contact person for monitoring the computer systems and the county website.

Debbie’s full-time office staff members are:

·       Deputy Clerk 
·       Deputy Clerk/Payroll Assistant Pam Doane
·       Mapping Specialist 
·           , File Clerk, and Wilma Allen, Part-time Payroll and Human Resources Clerk

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Pam Doane

Deputy Clerk/Payroll Assistant Pam Doane began working at the County Clerk’s office in January 2011, where her many years of experience in county government brings a wide range of knowledge and talent to the office.  Pam assists the clerk with bi-weekly payroll, processing of accounts payable, and issuance of various licenses.  Pam spends much of her time working with taxing district information, filing of mandated reports, and assisting with the elections process.   Pam willingly helps spearhead any new project, which periodically faces the office.

Mapping Specialist                                         began working for Saline County in the Re-Assessment Office in March 2009.  She transferred to the County Clerk’s office in June of 2012, where she brings to the table her mappings skills, allowing the office to produce accurate and consistent mapping when determining proper placement of registered voters.  Jessica is responsible for mapping all voting districts within Saline County, with the commitment that each registered voter is voting in their correct precinct and voting on the right issues at the polls.  Jessica is a proficient worker in the Missouri Centralized Voter Registration state system, inputting boundaries and assisting with the voter registration process.


               , File Clerk, is a part-time employee, who began working in the county Human Resources office in November 2008, and moved to the County Clerk’s office in October 2011.  It is the responsibility of the County Clerk’s office to be the keeper of records for the county.   Claire is a court reporter by trade and brings her eye for detail to her job of filing reports, mandated records, and legal documents in an organized and user friendly fashion.      assists in other capacities of the office, if time permits.

Contact Us



Phone:  (660) 886-3331

Fax:       (660) 886-2603

​Email:   salcocc@mmuonline.net 

Hours and Location

Hours:      8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

                 Monday through Friday

Address:  Saline County Courthouse

                 19 Arrow Street, Room 202

                 Marshall, MO  65340

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