City Council Election

City General Election - November 2, 2021


TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF HOLLAND: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that nominating petitions will be received at the office of the City Clerk, Holland, Michigan until the deadline of 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2021, for the following offices:

  • Mayor
  • Council Member At-Large (one position)
  • Council Member for First (1) Ward 
  • Council Member for Third (3) Ward
  • Council Member for Fifth (5) Ward

Nominating petition forms and supplemental information must be obtained from the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 270 River Avenue, Holland, Michigan during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Candidates for City Office must be: a US citizen, a resident of the City of Holland for at least 20 days prior to nomination, a resident of the Ward they will represent (for Wards 1, 3, 5), and not be in default to the City or any school district within the City.

Petitions for Mayor and Council Member At-Large require not less than 60 signatures of qualified electors with at least 10 from each of the six wards of the City. Ward Council Member petitions must bear the signatures of not less than 20 and not more than 40 qualified electors from the respective ward.

If there are more than two candidates for the same office, there will be a City Primary Election on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, where the top two candidates receiving votes will qualify for the City General Election on November 2, 2021. If there are not more than two candidates for the same office, there will not be an August Primary and all qualified candidates will appear on the November ballot.