City of Perry

Nominating Petitions Available

Nominating petitions are now available at Perry City Hall, 203 W. Polly Street for anyone interested in running for the following offices:

3 Four-year terms for a Council Seat, Term expiring Dec. 1, 2028
1 Two-year partial term for a Council Seat, Term expiring Dec. 1, 2026
1 Two-year term for Mayor, Term expiring Dec. 1, 2026

Persons desiring to qualify as candidates for any elective office shall file a petition therefor with the City, signed by not less than fifteen nor more than thirty registered electors of the Clerk, not later than the date and time for the filing of nominating petitions for State and County offices. The form of the petition shall be substantially as that designated by the Secretary of State for the nomination of nonpartisan judicial officers. A supply of official petition forms shall be provided and maintained by the Clerk.

Eligibility for Office:  Per Section 3.1 of the City’s Charter, no person shall be eligible for an elective office of the City unless he shall be a qualified elector of the City. No person shall be eligible for an appointive office of the City unless he shall reside within a fifteen-mile radius of the City limits. Provided, however, that should there be any appointive office that requires specialized or professional training, and should there be no resident within a fifteen-mile radius of the City limits who possesses such specialized or professional training who is willing to accept such office, then and in that event the Council may appoint to that office any qualified elector of the State of Michigan who does possess such training, who as a term of appointment agrees to reside within a fifteen-mile radius of the City limits within one year. (Amended 11-3-98.)

The last date to file petitions is Tuesday, April 23, 2024, by 4:00 PM.

NOTE:  A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2024, if more than two nominating petitions are filed for one of the above seats. If no Primary is needed, the election will be November 5, 2024, General Election.

Shirley Smith, Perry City Clerk clerk@perry.mi.us

Posted: Feb. 9, 2024

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