Nomination Packets are Available for Mayor, City Commissioner

Published on May 22, 2023

Nomination packets are now available for citizens wishing to run for the office of Mayor or City Commissioner. These packets may be picked up in the Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office during current business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

According to the Kalamazoo City Charter, 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, 2023 - Candidates may begin circulating nominating petitions
  • July 25, 2023 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, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. – Last day for eligible candidates to withdraw their candidacy

At the November 7, 2023 Municipal Election, citizens will elect three Commissioners to four-year terms, and a Mayor to a two-year term. The Kalamazoo City Clerk’s Office provides this and other valuable information on its website at

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