Running for Office

Mayor & 3 City Council Members 

Next Election - 3 City Council members November 4, 2025

The Mayor and six City Council members hold four-year, staggered terms of office. Their terms of office commence on the Monday after the election.

Qualifications - City Charter 10.043: Section 3.3 The mayor and other members of the council shall be elected on a non-partisan ballot from the city-at-large [13]12 and shall be subject to recall as provided by law. No person shall be elected to the office of councilman or Mayor who has not attained the age of 25 years and who is not an elector of the city and who has not been a resident of the city for at least two years immediately prior to his election.

Documents required to file.

Available at the City Clerk's Office:

  • Non-Partisan Nominating Petitions
  • Affidavit of Identity
  • Statement of Candidacy (charter Section 10.104)

Write-In Candidate for November 4, 2025, City General Election: 
Filing Deadline Friday, October 31, 2025, 4:00 p.m. 
Candidates file Write-In Candidate Declaration of Intent (available at City Clerk's Office) with the St. Clair Shores City Clerk. 


School Board Candidates - General Election November 5, 2024

In 2012, Annual School Board Elections moved to November of even years. The City Clerk is the election coordinator and filing official for the Lakeview, Lake Shore, and South Lake Boards of Education.  

Documents required to file.

Available at the City Clerk's Office:

  • School District Nominating Petitions (minimum 40 signatures) or $100.00 nonrefundable filing fee
  • Affidavit of Identity

Filing Deadline: Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Attention: L’Anse Creuse School Board filing official is the Macomb County Clerk. (St. Clair Shores has a small portion of this district.)

Precinct Delegates

Precinct Delegates file with the Macomb County Election Department. Precinct Delegate write-ins file at their registered precinct on Election Day.