Interested in Running for Local Office
Below you will find documents and forms pertinent to the candidate filing process for local, state, and federal elections.
Please contact the City Clerk's Office for further information at 248.435.4500 ext. 116 or 118. Original petition signature forms are not available online and can be obtained directly from Oakland County Elections Division or the City Clerk's Office.
- Oakland County Candidate Filing Requirements
- Circulating & Canvassing City Petition Forms
- State of Michigan Campaign Finance Act
- City of Clawson Signs Ordinance
- Affidavit of Identity
- Charter Commission FAQ's
NEXT ELECTION: City General Election November 2021
The next upcoming election is the November 2, 2021 City General election. Petition filing deadline is July 20, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. For further information regarding filing : City of Clawson Filing Requirements
There will be 3 positions on the City Council up for election. The Mayor and two seats on the City Council as councilmembers.
On this ballot there will also be concurrent ballot proposals to approve a charter commission and the members of the commission. The registration deadline is the same for City Council which is July 20, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. For more information regarding the Charter Commission and how to run please click here.
For information on how to file to run for any other office for 2021 elections - please contact the Oakland County Clerk's Office at 248.858.0564.