CITY COUNCIL AND MAYOR CANDIDATE FORMS
City Council elections are held in November in odd years. The City Council holds a 4 year term, the Mayor is a 2 year term. 7 (seven) council member positions are as follows; Mayor; Councilmember at-large (2), Council member District 1 (2), Council member District 2 (2). The terms of office are staggered so the Mayor and 1 each of the council member offices are up for election every 2 years. Anyone running for a city office must be registered to vote in the city limits, for 6 months or more, and reside within the district your candidacy is for.
To appear on the ballot as a candidate you must file an Affidavit of Identity along with Nominating Petitions(s) with the City Clerk. Forms must be obtained through the City Clerk’s office in accordance with City charter.
If you miss the filing deadlines to appear on the ballot, or otherwise desire to run for city council as a write-in candidate, (which means that your name must be written on the ballot by the voter, and for that vote to be valid), you will need to file a Declaration of intent.
Campaign Finance – Statement of Organization form – This document is required when running as a candidate and you can find this form at the Eaton County Clerk office – This is where you file it as well.
For more information please consult city charter
Chapter 3. Officers
Chapter 13. Elections
To run for a Precinct Delegate position
Precinct Delegate Affidavit