Nomination Packets Now Available for November 7 Municipal Election

Nomination packets are now available for citizens wishing to run for the office of Mayor or City Commissioner in the Municipal Election to be held on November 7, 2017.  These packets may be picked up in the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.

Each candidate must submit a properly completed nominating petition (containing at least 50 valid signatures but no more than 75) and a completed Affidavit of Identity to the Clerk’s office.

The Kalamazoo City Charter states that a person seeking the office of Mayor or City Commissioner shall be a resident of, and qualified elector in, the City of Kalamazoo at the time of filing for election or appointment to that office.

Important dates for potential candidates are as follows:

  • May 26, 2017 – Candidates may begin circulating nominating petitions
  • July 25, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. – Deadline for nomination petitions and affidavits of identity to be filed with the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office
  • July 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. – Last day for eligible candidates to withdraw their candidacy

In the November 7, 2017 Municipal Election, citizens will elect three Commissioners to four-year terms, and the Mayor to a two-year term. More information on elections and running for office is available at