Filing For City Council
Grandville City Council Elections are held in November in odd-numbered years. City Council candidates must be registered electors of the City. Council Members are elected for four-year terms

Grandville City Clerk’s Office, 3195 Wilson Avenue SW, Grandville, MI 49418


City Charter requires that candidates: (1)  be a resident of the city for at least one year prior to and is a registered voter on the last day for filing nominating petitions; and (2) cannot be in default to the City.


An Affidavit of Identity is required from all candidates
Nominating petitions containing at least 25 signatures but no more  than 50 signatures


August 5, 2025 Primary (IF NECESSARY)
November 4, 2025 General Local


  • Petition signers must be registered to vote in the City of Grandville
  • Voters may sign only the number of petitions equal to the number of offices being filled
  • Any signatures that are dated after the date on the circulator’s certificate are invalid


Petitions for the office must be filed no later than 4:00 P.M., the 15th Tuesday prior to the regular city election held in November.  The filing deadline in 2025 is 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 22, 2025.

Candidates are urged to file early; if petition signatures are not acceptable and the approved number falls below the minimum required, you will be contacted to advise you of the shortfall.  If a shortfall in the number of signatures required is discovered near or after the filing deadline, you will not be permitted an extension, and your name will not appear on the ballot.


A candidate must submit a written withdrawal notice to the City Clerk not later than 4:00 P.M. of the third day after the last day for filing petitions.  The withdrawal deadline for 2025 is 4:00 P.M. on Friday, April 25, 2025.


It is your responsibility to contact the County Clerk (632-7650) to determine what requirements you may be subject to regarding campaign finance.  You should do this prior to expending funds, advertising, or placing signs in support of your campaign, to avoid improper activities.