City Council Election - November 2, 2021

​Polls are open on Election Day from 7 am to 8 pm

​Nominating Petitions for City Council Election

Nominating petitions for candidates for the office of City Council (3 vacancies) will be available at the office of the City Clerk on Monday, June 21, 2021. Petitions require 25 to 50 signatures by registered voters of the City of Portland. The City Council Election will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Candidates for elective office in the City of Portland must have the following qualifications:

  1. Must be a qualified and registered elector of the City.
  2. Must have been a resident for at least one year.
  3. Must not be in default to the City.

At the time of filing, an affidavit stating qualifications and proof of citizenship must also be filed. Failure to file such affidavit will invalidate the petition.

Petition forms and additional information may be obtained at the City Clerk’s office, 259 Kent St., Portland, Michigan, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


You can find the most updated information about voter registration, absentee ballots, as well as to check your registration status and polling location at the Michigan Voter Information Center. You call also the City Clerk for more information.

Important Deadlines

  • Monday, June 21st - Nominating petitions for the office of City Council (3 vacancies) available at the City Clerk's office.
  • Monday, July 20th at 4:00 P.M. - Nominating petitions due at City Clerk's office.
  • Monday, October 18th - Last day to register to vote in any matter other than in-person at your local Clerk's Office.
  • Tuesday, October 19th through Tuesday, November 2nd until 8 pm - A person may register to vote in-person at their local Clerk's Office with proof of residency.
  •  Friday, October 29th at 5 pm - Deadline to request an absent voter ballot to be mailed via first class mail.
  • Monday, November 1st until 4 pm - Last day for registered voters to request an absent voter ballot in-person at the Clerk's Office. Photo ID or completion of an Affidavit Not in Possession of Photo ID is required.
  • Tuesday, November 2nd until 8 pm - A person registering on Election Day in-person in the Clerk's Office may obtain and vote an absent voter ballot or vote in their proper precinct.

Extended Hours

The City Clerk's Office will be open for Election related business during the following extended hours:

  • TBD

Quick Links

Michigan Voter Information Center - Check your voter registration, apply for an absentee ballot and view your absentee ballot status and view sample ballots.

Michigan Secretary of State Elections and Voting FAQs

Military and Overseas Voters: Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request/Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)

Contact Us

  1. Nikki Miller
    Nikki Miller

    City Clerk

    Phone: 517-647-3211
    Fax: 517-647-2938

    Portland City Hall

    259 Kent Street
    Portland, MI 48875


    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.