City Clerk

City of East Lansing offices are currently closed for in-person transactions; however, staff are still available to serve community members. View the City’s COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Plan for departmental service information.

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for the administration of elections, the management and preservation of the City’s official documents, recording City Council minutes, processing business licenses governed by the City Code and coordinating Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

The mission of the City Clerk’s Office is to provide accurate information and courteous service in a timely and efficient manner with the highest level of professionalism.

City Council Filing Requirements 2021 (PDF)

Election Information

Visit to learn more about East Lansing elections, including polling locations, election dates and more.

Where Do I Vote and Find Sample Ballots?

Visit or call 866-OURVOTE to confirm your polling location and to find sample ballots.

Voter Information for MSU Students

Visit and the East Lansing's City Clerk's Voter Information for MSU Students webpage for voter registration and election information for students.