2022 Election Cycle
City of Marquette
May Special Election
May 3, 2022
This special election has been called by the Marquette Area Public Schools, and the ballot will contain a proposal to renew an existing sinking fund millage.
August 2, 2022
Under the provisions of the City Charter, a primary for local office will be held only if candidates file numbering more than twice the open seats. The 2022 August Primary ballot may also contain other items, including primary contests for several state-level offices.
November 8, 2022
The November 2022 election will determine who holds each of two seats on the Marquette City Commission, as well as one seat on the Marquette Board of Light and Power. All seats are for three-year terms.
Under Michigan law, candidates for these local offices must complete and file nominating petitions with the City Clerk by 4 p.m. on April 19.
Candidate Filing Information
Those looking to file as 2022 candidates for the Marquette City Commission or the Marquette Board of Light and Power can pick up a packet of information and required forms at the City Clerk's Office, located in Marquette City Hall, at 300 West Baraga Avenue.
Under state law, 2022 candidates must file completed paperwork with the City Clerk no later than 4 p.m. on April 19, 2022. Per Marquette City Charter [(4-6(a)], candidates must submit either a qualifying nominating petition that includes the signatures of at least 25 registered electors of the city or a $100 nonrefundable filing fee.
Full eligibility requirements for city elective office can be found in Section 6-1 of the City Charter, online here.
MCL 168.720 Section 720: On the day of any election, the polls shall be opened at 7 o'clock in the forenoon, and shall be continuously open until 8 o'clock in the afternoon and no longer. Every qualified elector present and in line at the polls at the hour prescribed for the closing thereof shall be allowed to vote
Election Background Information
The City of Marquette, in accordance with the City Charter and State Law, conducts elections annually to determine who City Commissioners and members of the Board of Light and Power will be. There are seven members of the City Commission and there are five members of the Board of Light and Power.