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Running for Office in Kalamazoo County

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All candidates must be registered and qualified electors of the districts in which they are seeking office.

Step 1: Which office are you running for?

To find the complete list of offices, see our candidate listing.

If you are unsure of which precinct you are in, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center. This website allows you to view your voter registration status, sample ballot, polling location, and voting precinct.

Step 2: Where do I file for office?

Elected Offices and Where to File

All federal, statewide, and judicial candidates (except Judge of Probate) file for office with Michigan Department of State's Bureau of Elections. The Bureau of Elections can be contacted by phone at 800-292-5973 or e-mail at elections@michigan.gov.

Candidates running for the following offices in 2022 must file with the Kalamazoo County Clerk:

  • State Representative (District 40 and 41 only)
  • Probate Judge
  • County Commissioner
  • District Library Board Offices
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College Offices
  • Precinct Delegate

Candidates for city, township, or village offices file with their local city or township clerk. Click here to find contact information for your local clerk in Kalamazoo County.

Candidates for Local School Board file with the Election Manager for their School District. Click here to find your Election Manager by School Agreement.

Please note: All candidates who file with the Kalamazoo County Clerk must submit their filing at the Kalamazoo County Clerk’s Office, 201 W. Kalamazoo Ave, Room 103, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.

Step 3: What forms and information do I need?

Each office has different filing requirements. Please select the appropriate office for more detailed information.

If you have specific questions about how to get involved with one of our local political parties, you can contact the party chairs:

Kalamazoo County Democratic Party

Mariah Phelps
269-342-4217
www.kzoodems.com

Kalamazoo County Republican Party

Tony Lorentz
269-323-0067
www.kgop.org

Libertarian Party of Michigan

Jason Brandenburg
586-492-8853

https://swmlp.com/

Elected Office and Where to File

2022 Offices in Kalamazoo County

 Filing Official 

Campaign Finance Filing Official 

Governor & Lt. Governor

Secretary of State

Secretary of State

Secretary of State

Secretary of State

Secretary of State

Attorney General

Secretary of State

Secretary of State

U.S. Representative

Secretary of State

Secretary of State

State Board of Education, MSU Trustees, University of Michigan Regents & Wayne State Governors

Secretary of State

Secretary of State

State Senator

Secretary of State

Secretary of State

Supreme Court, Circuit Court, & District Court Judges

Secretary of State

Secretary of State

Probate Judge

Kalamazoo County Clerk

Secretary of State

State House (Districts 42, 45)

Secretary of State

Secretary of State

State House (Districts 40, 41)

Kalamazoo County Clerk

Secretary of State

Kalamazoo County Commissioner (2022 Districts under Adopted Maps Here)

Kalamazoo County Clerk

Kalamazoo County Clerk

Precinct Delegate (Kalamazoo County Precincts)

Kalamazoo County Clerk

Not Required

Township (Special elections in Alamo and Ross)

Township Clerk

Kalamazoo County Clerk

City Council Member (City of Galesburg)

City Clerk

Kalamazoo County Clerk

School Board Member

School District Election Manager (contact County Clerk for more information)

Kalamazoo County Clerk

Village Office

Township Clerk

Kalamazoo County Clerk

District Library Board Offices

Kalamazoo County Clerk

Kalamazoo County Clerk

Community College School Districts Offices

Kalamazoo County Clerk

Kalamazoo County Clerk

Contact Us

Meredith Place 
Clerk / Register of Deeds
Email

Elizabeth Byrd
Chief Deputy Clerk / Register of Deeds 
Email

Shardae Chambers
Elections Coordinator 
Email

Elections

Physical Address
201 West Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 
Phone: 269-384-8080
Fax: 269-384-8143

Elections@kalcounty.com

Office Hours
8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Closed on Holidays

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