DETROIT CITY CLERK PROVIDES INFORMATION ON UPCOMING SPECIAL ELECTION
The City of Detroit special primary election will be held on Tuesday, February 24. Voters will vote for a mayor to serve the remainder of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's term, which expires December 31, 2009. The top two candidates with the highest vote totals in the special primary election will be on the ballot on the special general election to be held on Tuesday, May 5. There will also be six municipal millage renewal proposals on the ballot. All of the regular polling sites will be open for the special election during the normal election day hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The City of Detroit Department of Elections has mailed out absentee ballots and is currently accepting absentee ballot requests for the special primary election.
Those who wish to run in the regular municipal primary scheduled for August 4, 2009, must meet the filing deadline of Tuesday, May 12 -- this includes the winner of the special election. The top two vote recipients from the general primary election on August 4 will move on to the regular general election on Tuesday, November 3. Swearing in for the winner of the mayoral general election of November 3 is Friday, January 1, 2010. The term of office for the new mayor is four years.
Timetable for requesting absentee voter ballots and the close of registration for the upcoming elections:
| ||Absentee Voter Ballots May Be Requested Beginning ||Close of Registration |
|Special Primary Election February 24, 2009||December 11, 2008 ||January 26, 2009 |
|Special General Election May 5, 2009 |
February 19, 2009
|April 6, 2009 |
|Primary Election August 4, 2009 ||May 21, 2009 ||July 6, 2009 |
|General Election November 3, 2009 ||August 20, 2009 ||October 5, 2009 |
Mayoral candidates on the special election ballot:
Donald R. Bradley
Stanley Michael Christmas
Ken Cockrel Jr.
Frances D. Culver
Warren Cleage Evans
Joseph W. Holt
Nicholas Hood III
Brenda K. Sanders
D. Etta Wilcoxon
Coleman A. Young Jr.
Proposals on the special election ballot:Proposal L
City of Detroit Public Lighting Service Bonding ProposalProposal M
City of Detroit Municipal Facilities Bonding ProposalProposal N
City of Detroit Neighborhood Redevelopment and Economic Development Programs
Bonding ProposalProposal C
City of Detroit Museums, Libraries, and Recreation and Other Cultural Facilities
Bonding ProposalProposal S
City of Detroit Public Safety Improvements Bonding ProposalProposal T
City of Detroit Transportation Facilities Bonding Proposal
For additional information, please contact Michelle Collins at (313) 876-0880.