April 19, 2011 – Nominating petitions are available at the Midland City Clerk’s Office for persons interested in being elected to Midland’s City Council in November.


Midland is divided into five districts, called wards, and each of these wards elects a City Council member every two years. 


To qualify as a City Council candidate, you must be a registered voter in the city of Midland and a resident of the ward in which you seek election for at least one year.  


Candidates must file a nominating petition containing at least 20, but not more than 40, valid signatures of registered voters of the ward from which they seek election.  Candidates must also complete an Affidavit of Identity and Receipt of Filing with Campaign Finance Act Compliance Statement.  Nominating Petitions and the Affidavit of Identity forms are available through the Midland City Clerk’s Office (333 W. Ellsworth Street) and must be completed and returned to the City Clerk’s Office by no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10.


A Statement of Organization form must also be completed at the Midland County Clerk’s Office, 220 W. Ellsworth Street.


If more than two nominating petitions are received for any one ward, a primary election will be held on August 2 for that ward only.  The two persons receiving the highest number of votes cast in the August Primary Election will be placed on the November 8 ballot for their ward.  The person receiving the highest number of votes in the November election will be declared Council member for that ward. 


Members of the 2011-2013 City Council will be sworn into office on Nov. 14 for a two-year term.


For questions or further information about nominating petitions or the election process, contact the Midland City Clerk’s Office at 989-837-3310.