Candidate filing deadline is May 11
APRIL 29, 2010
Those seeking nomination at August primary must file
Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land reminds candidates for
federal, state and local offices that 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 is the filing
deadline to qualify for the Aug. 3 primary ballot.
"Many people have already made the commitment to pursue elective office in
order to serve their communities," said Land, Michigan's chief elections
officer. "Our democracy thrives on those who stand up and get involved. For
those who have not yet filed for office but are considering it, I encourage you
to do so quickly, as time is running short."
The deadline applies to partisan candidates for governor, U.S. House, state
House and state Senate, and county and township offices. Precinct delegate
candidates are also required to file by May 11. It does not include judicial
candidates, write-ins, or candidates without political party affiliation, who
file under different time frames. Candidates have until 4 p.m. on May 14 to
withdraw their names.
Candidates for the township offices that will be filled this year file with
the township clerk. Candidates for the county offices that will be filled this
year file with the county clerk.
Candidates for the state Senate, state House of Representatives or the U.S.
House of Representatives, whose district is wholly contained in one county, file
with the county clerk. Candidates for governor and those state Senate, state
House and U.S. House candidates whose districts fall in more than one county
file at the Bureau of Elections in Lansing.
All candidates must file Affidavit of Identity forms, which can be obtained
from any local clerk or the Bureau of Elections. They also are available on the
Department of State Web site at www.Michigan.gov/sos.
> Affidavit of
Identity and Receipt of Filing