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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
The deadline to file as candidate for City Council for the August 2020 Primary has been extended to May 8, 2020 at 5 pm.  Please contact the City Clerk's Office for information (734) 483-1100, or by email

.The requirement for signatures was also reduced by 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 16th at 4:00 p.m.

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