2024 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.

Presidential Primary Election

February 27, 2024

Michigan's statewide Presidential Primary took place on February 27, 2024.

Countywide results from the election can be found on the Marquette County Clerk's website, HERE.

State Primary Election

August 6, 2024

This statewide primary election will contain primary contests for U.S. House, U.S. Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives, among others. Locally, this ballot may contain primary contests for Marquette City Commission and the Marquette Board of Light and Power. 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 2024 filing deadline for local office is April 23, 2024.

Presidential Election

November 5, 2024

The 2024 Presidential Election ballot will include federal and statewide contests, including U.S. President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Michigan House of Representatives, and Michigan Supreme Court.

The November 2024 election will also determine who holds each of two 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 are required to have completed and filed nominating petitions with the City Clerk by 4 p.m. on April 23, 2024.

Candidate Filing Information

City of Marquette

The filing deadline for candidates for the Marquette City Commission and the Marquette Board of Light and Power is April 23, 2024. Under state law, candidates are required to file completed paperwork with the City Clerk no later than 4 p.m. on that day.

Those looking to file as candidates can first review the City's Candidate Filing Information (LINK).

The following is a list of documents that must be completed and submitted in person at the City Clerk's Office no later than 4 p.m. on April 23:

For those looking to gather signatures, official petition forms can be obtained in person at the City Clerk's Office.

Additionally, the State of Michigan's Statement of Organization form must be filed with the Marquette County Clerk. This form must be filed by all candidates, even if they don't plan to fundraise. Candidates have a number of days after filing with the City Clerk in which they can still submit this form to the County Clerk.

The candidate filing and nomination process for local office is laid out in Sec. 4-6 of the Marquette City Charter. Questions about the local filing process or requirements can be directed to the City Clerk's Office by email at clerk@marquettemi.gov, or by phone at 906-228-0430.

Polling Locations

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

Precincts 1 and 2: Baraga Gym At City Hall

Precincts 3 and 4: YMCA of Marquette County

Polling Times

Per state law (MCL 168.720) polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Voters in line to vote at 8 p.m. 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.