Running for Office

Mayor - 2023  
3 City Council Positions - 2021  


The Mayor and six City Council members hold four-year, staggered terms of office. Their terms of office commence on the Monday after the election.

Filing Requirements for Mayor and City Council will be available December 21, 2020. Candidate packets are available in the Office of the City Clerk.

Qualifications - City Charter 10.043: Section 3.3
The mayor and other members of the council shall be elected on a non-partisan ballot from the city-at-large [13]12 and shall be subject to recall as provided by law. No person shall be elected to the office of councilman or mayor who has not attained the age of 25 years and who is not an elector of the city and who has not been a resident of the city for at least two years immediately prior to his election. 

City Charter Required Document  - Section 10.104 Statement of Candidacy

School Board Candidates Run in 2020

Filing Requirements

In 2012, Annual School Board Elections moved to November of even years. The City Clerk is the election coordinator and filing official for the Lakeview, Lake Shore, and South Lake Boards of Education.  

Please note: L’Anse Creuse School Board filing official is the Macomb County Clerk. (St. Clair Shores has a small portion of this district.)