NEW BOUNDRIES FOR UPCOMING ELECTIONS
The upcoming primary (August 2) and general election (November 8) will feature new district boundaries for Congress, State Senate and State House. - The State of Michigan website has published maps from the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.
AFFIDAVITS OF IDENTITY AND NOMINATING PETITIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE.
Candidates interested in running for Mayor or City Council will need to file an Affidavit of Identity and nominating petition signatures.
After obtaining the Affidavit of Identity and nominating petitions from the City Clerk’s Office, candidates interested in running for Mayor or City Council will need to submit a completed Affidavit of Identity and Nominating Petition signature pages containing the signatures of no fewer than 75 and no more than 125 voters registered to vote in Garden City. The City Clerk’s office will verify the validity of petition signatures. If candidate has met the required signature requirement numbers then the candidate’s name will be placed on the ballot for the primary election.
(Note: if there are two or fewer candidates for the office of Mayor or 2-year Council term, or four or fewer candidates for the 4-year Council term there will be no Primary election for the respective position and all candidates who had filed for that position will advance to the November General Election. Three or more candidates for Mayor or 2-year Council term or five or more candidates for the 4-year Council term would result in the office appearing on the August Primary ballot with the top two vote-getters (Mayor & 2-Year Council) or top four vote-getters (4-Year Council) advancing to the November General ballot)
The deadline for candidates to file nominating petitions and Affidavit of Identity for the August primary is 4:00 p.m. on April 19, 2022. However, candidates are encouraged to file sooner than later to ensure enough time to file supplemental signature filings if for some reason the initial filing does not contain enough valid signatures.
Candidates may withdraw their name from the ballot up until 4:00 p.m. on April 22, 2022.
In addition to the Affidavit of Identity and nominating petitions to file with the City Clerk’s office candidates will need to file campaign finance documents with the Wayne County Clerk. For more information regarding campaign finance statements and reporting requirements candidates may visit https://wccampaignfinance.com/ or contact the county at 313-224-2380
ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022 PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.
Applications for absentee ballots for the August 2, 2022 primary election and November 8, 2022 general election are now available. Applications can be obtained at the Garden City Clerk's Office or online by clicking on ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION link below.
Completed absentee ballot applications can be returned to the City Clerk's office in person, by mail, or by e-mail.
Completed ballot applications may also be returned to the purple dropbox near the North entrance to City Hall
Completed Applications may be e-mailed to: ClerkDivision@GardenCityMI.org
2022 ELECTION CALENDAR
|July 18, 2022||Last day to register to vote in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk for the August primary election*|
|August 2, 2022||State Primary Election|
|October 24, 2022||Last day to register to vote in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk for the November general election*|
|November 8, 2022||State General Election|
*Residents may register to vote in-person with the local clerk with proof of residency until 8:00pm on the day of the election.
Fill out this application, please include your name and address and sign the application. Return the application in the purple drop-box at City Hall or mail the application to City Clerk, 6000 Middlebelt Rd., Garden City, MI 48135
As soon as we receive the application, a ballot will be sent to your home. All ballots must be returned to City Hall by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.