Nominating petitions are available from election officials on the county and local levels. Petition sheets may be purchased from commercial suppliers or the candidate may make photo copies if they are exactly the same as the originals.
Petitions are filed with the following official:
|Office||District||Michigan Secretary of State||Cass County Clerk||Local Clerk|
|1st through 7th||N/A||Yes||N/A|
Probate Court Judge
District Court Judge
Circuit Court Judge
City, Township or Village Officials
Petitions are filed on or before 4 p.m. on the 12th Tuesday preceding the August Primary Election for state offices, county offices and township offices. Petitions for school board candidates are filed on or before 4 p.m. on the 9th Monday before the school election.
Partisan candidates for State Senator, State Representative, County Offices and County Commission Districts may file a $100 fee in lieu of nominating petitions.
The filing fee is deposited in the general fund of the county and is refunded to candidates who are nominated.
Candidates who wish to run as a write-in candidate must file a Declaration of Intent with the appropriate filing official by 4 p.m. on the Friday preceding the election.