2023 Election Cycle

Additional election information - including sample ballots for upcoming elections, voter registration information,
and updates on individual absentee ballot requests - can be found online at www.MI.gov/vote.

Primary Election

August 8, 2023

There will be no August primary election in the City of Marquette in 2023. 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. Based on the number of candidates that filed for office prior to the 2023 deadline, there will be no 2023 primary for City offices.

General Election

November 7, 2023

The November 2023 election will determine who holds each of three seats on the Marquette City Commission, as well as two seats on the Marquette Board of Light and Power. All seats are for three-year terms.

Under Michigan law, candidates for these local offices were required to complete and file nominating petitions with the City Clerk by 4 p.m. on April 25, 2023.

The following candidates filed prior to the deadline and will appear on the November 7, 2023 ballot:


Marquette City Commission

  • Margaret Brumm
  • Jessica Hanley
  • Cody Mayer
  • Paul Schloegel
  • Corey Swanson
  • Sarah Wiensch


Marquette Board of Light and Power

  • Dave Campana
  • Jerry Irby
  • Douglas McMahon
  • John Sonderegger

Candidate Filing Information

City of Marquette

The filing deadline has passed for 2023 candidates for the Marquette City Commission or the Marquette Board of Light and Power.

Under state law, 2023 candidates were required to file completed paperwork with the City Clerk no later than 4 p.m. on April 25, 2023.



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 the membership of the Marquette City Commission and the Marquette Board of Light and Power. There are seven members of the City Commission and five members of the Board of Light and Power.