2019 Election Cycle

City of Marquette

Primary Election

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

This August, the City will host a Primary Election for two open City Commission seats. The Aug. 6 Primary will narrow a field of eight Commission candidates down to four, which will move to the November General Election.

There are two seats open on the City Commission, with David Campana and Sarah Reynolds unable to run for re-election due to term limits.

The eight candidates in the August City Commission Primary are:

  • Evan Bonsall
  • Margaret Brumm
  • Sally R. Davis
  • Barrett Engle
  • Andrew Lorinser
  • Jermey Ottaway
  • Mike Plourde
  • Nina van den Ende

The four candidates with the most votes in August will move to the November General Election ballot.

The only seat on the Marquette Board of Light and Power is that currently held by Robert Niemi. As Niemi is the only candidate to file for the seat, there will be no primary held for the BLP and his name will appear alone on the November General Election Ballot.



July 17, 2019 League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

Below is a video of a 2019 City Commission Candidate Forum, hosted by the Marquette County League of Women Voters. The City of Marquette shares this video for informational purposes. The City is in no way affiliated with the League - all opinions expressed in the video are those of the League or of the individual candidates.

General Election

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The 2019 General Election will include contests for the Marquette City Commission and the Board of Light and Power, with two seats open on the City Commission, and one on the Board of Light and Power. The ballot may also include regional or statewide issues.

Polling Locations

City of Marquette polling places for this election cycle are as follows:

Precincts 1, 2 and 3: Baraga Gym At City Hall
Precincts 5, 6 & 7: YMCA of Marquette County

Polling Times

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.