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Council Candidate Filing Requirements

The election for a seat on the East Lansing City Council are held in November in odd-numbered years. City Council candidates must be registered electors of the City of East Lansing and are elected for four-year terms. The next City Council election will held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

 

  • There is no primary for a seat on the East Lansing City Council
  • Petitions for the office must be filed no later than 4 p.m. on the 12th Tuesday prior to the regular election held in November. The 2013 filing deadline is Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 4 p.m..
  • Candidates who wish to seek office at the November election must file an Affidavit of Identity and Nominating Petitions. The required signatures must be collected on non-partisan nominating petition forms. These petitions for City Council must bear the appropriate designation to indicate the office sought by the candidate. The forms are available at the City Clerk at East Lansing City Hall, 410 Abbot Road.
  • Candidates who are filing to appear on the November 2013 ballot must specify whether or not they running for one of the two four-year terms, or the partial two-year term which was vacated.
  • The minimum number of valid signatures required on nominating petitions for City Council is 50 registered electors of the city. The maximum number of signatures which can be submitted to meet the signature requirement is 100. 
  • Candidates who wish to seek the position are required to file with the City Clerk, City Hall, 410 Abbot Road.
  • A candidate must submit a written withdrawal notice to the City Clerk not later than 4 p.m. of the third day after the last day for filing petitions. The withdrawal deadline is Friday, August 16, 2013.
  • Candidates seeking public office in Michigan are required to meet the disclosure requirements provided under Michigan's Campaign Finance Act. Information on disclosure requirements can be obtained from the State Bureau of Elections (373-2540) or the County Clerk's Office (676-7255).  

     

The election for a seat on the East Lansing City Council are held in November in odd-numbered years. City Council candidates must be registered electors of the City of East Lansing and are elected for four-year terms. The next City Council election will held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

 

  • There is no primary for a seat on the East Lansing City Council
  • Petitions for the office must be filed no later than 4 p.m. on the 12th Tuesday prior to the regular election held in November. The 2013 filing deadline is Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 4 p.m..
  • Candidates who wish to seek office at the November election must file an Affidavit of Identity and Nominating Petitions. The required signatures must be collected on non-partisan nominating petition forms. These petitions for City Council must bear the appropriate designation to indicate the office sought by the candidate. The forms are available at the City Clerk at East Lansing City Hall, 410 Abbot Road.
  • Candidates who are filing to appear on the November 2013 ballot must specify whether or not they running for one of the two four-year terms, or the partial two-year term which was vacated.
  • The minimum number of valid signatures required on nominating petitions for City Council is 50 registered electors of the city. The maximum number of signatures which can be submitted to meet the signature requirement is 100. 
  • Candidates who wish to seek the position are required to file with the City Clerk, City Hall, 410 Abbot Road.
  • A candidate must submit a written withdrawal notice to the City Clerk not later than 4 p.m. of the third day after the last day for filing petitions. The withdrawal deadline is Friday, August 16, 2013.
  • Candidates seeking public office in Michigan are required to meet the disclosure requirements provided under Michigan's Campaign Finance Act. Information on disclosure requirements can be obtained from the State Bureau of Elections (373-2540) or the County Clerk's Office (676-7255).  

     
   


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