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2024 City Elections

Offices for Election

Ward 1

- There will be an election for one seat with the term ending in 2028.

Ward 2

- There will be an election for both seats, one with the term ending in 2026 and the other with the term ending in 2028.

Ward 3

- There will be an election for one seat with the term ending in 2028.

Nominating Petitions and an Affidavit of Identity to run as a partisan candidate are due April 23, 2024 by 4:00 pm

Qualifying Petitions and an Affidavit of Identity to run as an Independent candidate are due July 18, 2024 by 4:00 pm  



Signature Requirements for Public Office

Nominating Petition Signature Requirement: (Partisan - The candidate will appear on the August Primary Ballot with party affiliation) City Charter 3.06
  • Mayor - Not less than 125 signatures; no more than 200
  • Council Member - Not less than 25; no more than 50
Qualifying Petition Signature Requirement: (Non-Partisan - The Candidate will only appear on the November General Election Ballot without party affiliation) MCL 168.544f
  • Mayor - Not less than 60 signatures; no more than 150
  • Council Member - Not less than 9; no more than 30

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