August 7, 2018 - Primary Election
November 6, 2018 - General Election
Signature Requirements for Public Office
The Mayor and Council Seats in Ward 1, Ward 2, & Ward 3 will be decidedin the November 6th General Election. In order to be placed on the ballot Nominating Petitions will need to be filed by April 24th at 4:00 PM with the City Clerk's 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
The filing deadline for Qualifying Petitions is July 19th at 4:00 p.m.