Information for Candidates

Information for Candidates for City Offices - November 7, 2023 City Election

Offices to be Filled
Mayor - One to be elected for two (2) year term
Councilmember - Two to be elected for four (4) year terms

Official Candidate List 

Candidate List

Filing Deadline
No later than 4:00p.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Withdrawal deadline:  by 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 28, 2023. Withdrawal must be in submitted to the Northville City Clerk in writing and signed by the candidate

Filing Official
Northville City Clerk
City of Northville Municipal Building
215 W. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167

Email the City Clerk with questions and to schedule a filing appointment.  An appointment is recommended to ensure the City Clerk is available to accept the filing. 

Candidate Packets
Candidate packets are available at the City Clerk's office, Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm OR you can Email the City Clerk for an appointment to pick up a candidate packet.   

Candidate qualifications, filing requirements, etc. 
Click here for more information.  You may also contact the City Clerk

Write-in Candidates
File the Write-In Candidate Declaration of Intent with the City Clerk.  An appointment is recommended. Email the clerk to make an appointment.   Form also available at the City Clerk's office. 
Filing deadline:  by 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2023

Absentee Ballot Mail Dates, How to Obtain Voter Information, Political Signs, Campaigning on Election Day

Absentee Ballot Mail Date and How to Obtain Voter Information
AV ballot mailing dates:  click here 

Daily Absent Voter Information
Please email [email protected] to request information about voters that were mailed an absent voter ballot for the current election or to obtain the Automatic Absent Voter Application list.

Voter Information Request Form
Please email [email protected] to request information about previous elections and voter participation. Do not use this form to request information pertaining to the absent voter ballots being mailed for the current or upcoming election.
Political Signs
Political Signs are addressed in the City of Northville’s Zoning Ordinance, Article 21 Signs (21.01.i.(4)).

In general:
• Political signs advocating or opposing candidate for public office or issue to be determined by election may be erected forty-five (45) days prior to an election.
• Such signs shall be erected on private property only and no less than one hundred (100) feet from any entrance to a building in which a polling place is located.
• All such signs shall be removed five (5) days following Election Day.
Signs shall not be placed in a Right-of-Way or on City of Northville owned property. Right-of-way may increase in width or include triangular portions behind sidewalks at street corners.

There are no size regulations.  Code Enforcement may remove illegally placed signs.
Campaigning on Election Day

MCL 168.744 addresses campaigning at the polls on Election Day. A person who violates 168.744 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Guidelines provided by the Michigan Bureau of Elections include the following:

No person is permitted to solicit voters or engage in any type of campaigning within 100 feet of any doorway used by voters to enter the building in which a polling place is located. In addition, no person is permitted to post, display or distribute any material that directly or indirectly makes reference to an election, a candidate or a ballot question in the polling place, in any hallway used by voters to enter or exit the polling place, or within 100 feet of any doorway used by voters to enter the building in which the polling place is located.

The following activities are included under the 100-foot restriction:
• Displaying “pro and con” information on the proposals appearing on the ballot.
• Approaching voters to encourage them to vote for or against a candidate or ballot question.
• Distributing any type of campaign literature or write-in stickers.
• Displaying signs, posters or bumper stickers.
• Attempting to collect petition signatures.
• Requesting donations, selling tickets or engaging in similar activities.

A voter may park a car or other vehicle bearing campaign signs or bumper stickers within 100 feet of a doorway used by voters to enter the building in which the polling place is located during the time he or she is voting. Under any other circumstances, vehicles bearing campaign signs or bumper stickers must be parked at least 100 feet from any doorway used by voters to enter the building in which the polling place is located.

Election inspectors will direct voters entering the polls to remove campaign buttons or cover up clothing which bears any reference to a political party or interest group, campaign slogans or a candidate names. Voters will also be directed to conceal campaign literature or other campaign materials brought into the polls.

Polling Locations and Precinct Map
Polling Locations

Precinct 1 (Wayne County):
Community Center, 303 W. Main Street

Precinct 2 (Oakland County:
Amerman School, 847 N. Center Street

Precinct Map
Click here to view the precinct map