Information For Candidates For City Offices
PRIMARY ELECTION DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017 (if needed)
GENERAL ELECTION DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
PETITIONS OR FILING FEE MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE BY
APRIL 25, 2017 BY 4:00 PM PREVAILING TIME
IN ACCORDANCE WITH MCL 168.644f
Withdrawal deadline: April 28, 2017 at 4:00 PM
OFFICES TO BE FILLED:
Mayor - One (1) to be elected for two (2) year term.
Council members - Three (3) to be elected for four (4) year terms.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE:
Pursuant to Section 5.1 of the City Charter, candidates for office must be qualified and registered electors of the City prior to the last day for filing petitions for such office and shall not have been found guilty of a felony.
NOMINATING PETITIONS AND FILING INFORMATION:
Petitions and Affidavits must contain the office for which the candidate is filing.
Nominating petitions shall be in the form approved and designated by the Secretary of State for the nomination of non-partisan offices. These forms are available at the City Clerk’s Office.
Pursuant to Section 3.18 of the City Charter, it shall be necessary to obtain at least 100 and not more than 200 qualified signatures or in lieu thereof, a candidate may in writing notify the Clerk that he/she is a candidate for a designated office, giving his/her legal name and address, and pay One Hundred ($100) Dollars.
Persons signing petitions must be registered to vote in the City of Novi and must fill in all information requested on the petition.
No person shall sign the petition of more than one (1) person for the Office of Mayor – Two (2) Year Term, and more than three (3) petitions for the Office of Council member - Four (4) Year Term.
AFFIDAVIT OF IDENTITY, declaring that the candidate is properly qualified to seek the office and will serve if elected, must be submitted along with each set of petitions as required by Section 3.18 of the Novi City Charter and Public Act 394 of 1984, Section 168.558. These forms are available at the City Clerk’s Office.
If a candidate has had a name change, an AFFIDAVIT OF CHANGE OF NAME must be filed with each set of petitions. This form is available at the Office of the County Clerk.
Nominating petitions shall be open to the public for inspection in the Office of the City Clerk in accordance with Michigan Law 168.555.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE INFORMATION:
Campaign finance is under the jurisdiction of the County Clerk. Candidates should check with the County Clerk regarding Campaign Finance, Act P.A. 388 of 1976 as soon as nominating petitions are filed. County Clerk’s Phone Number: 248- 858-0564.
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