City Council Positions
Two four-year seats are open on the City Council this year. The deadline for filing is 4:00 p.m. May 14, 2013. Nominating petitions are available in the Clerk’s office and must be filled out by the City Clerk. City Charter calls for a minimum number of 25 but no more than 50 valid signatures on nominating petitions. Petitions are filed with the City Clerk.
Qualifying candidates must be a qualified elector of the City, 18 years of age and may not be in default to the City, County or School District.
City Charter requires an August Primary for City Council seats if valid petitions are filed for more than twice the number of persons to be elected. If four or more candidates file petitions by the May 14th deadline, the names of the Council candidates will be on the August 6, 2013 State Primary Ballot with the run-off to be held at the November 5, 2013 General Election. If four or more candidates do not file by the May 14th deadline, the names of the candidates will be on the November ballot.
School Board Candidate Information:
School Board candidates file nominating petitions with the Kent County Clerk’s office.
For information regarding filings for school board positions, please click CANDIDATES FOR SCHOOL BOARD
Michigan Voter Information Center - This website provides you with a vast assortment of information related to voter registration and election administration in Michigan. Once you log in, you can:
- Determine if you are registered to vote
- Find your polling location
- Contact your local election official
- Learn to use your voting equipment
- Find answers to frequently asked questions
- View your sample ballot
Notary services are available at City Hall. This service is free of charge for City residents; there is a $5.00/per page fee for non-residents.
616-696-1330 Ext. 103