Filing For City Council

Filing Location:

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

Candidate Qualifications:

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.

Filing Requirements:

-       An Affidavit of Identity is required from all candidates

-       Nominating petitions containing at least 25 signatures but no more than 50 signatures

Election Dates

-       August 3, 2021 Primary (if necessary)

-       November 2, 2021 General Local

Petition Signature Requirements:

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

Filing Deadline:

Filings must be made in the City Clerk’s office by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

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.


Candidates wishing to withdraw must submit in writing no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021.

Campaign Finance:

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.