Petition Packets for elected City offices are now available in the City Clerk's Office. Offices which will be included on the 2013 City ballots include: Mayor, Council Person At-Large, and 1st, 3rd, and 5th Ward Council Persons.
Those who wish to be candidates for the 2013 City elections can pick up an information packet from the City Clerk's office. The packet contains instructions for filing, petitions, a list of important election dates and other information.
Persons desiring to qualify as candidates for any office elected at-large must file a petition with the Clerk signed by not less than 60 registered electors of the city, of which not less than ten shall be from each ward of the city. In the case of Council members to be elected from the several wards of the city, such petitions must be signed by not less than 20 nor more than 40 registered electors of the ward from which such person seeks election.
Visit the State of Michigan website for additional details.
The deadline for filing was Tuesday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m.