Benjamin Marentette, MMC

City Clerk


City of Traverse City
City Clerk's Department 
Governmental Center
1st Floor 
400 Boardman Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49684 


Excluding Most Federal Holidays


(231) 922-4480 office
(231) 922-4485 fax


Upcoming Elections

The upcoming election in the City of Traverse City will be on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

Polls open from 7 am until 8 pm on Election Day! 

Voters are welcome to register up to and including the day of the election. 

Remember, every vote counts! 

Thank you for your interest in elections - the City Clerk's Office Team is deeply committed to administering fair, accessible elections. Please contact me or any member of our team with any questions; it is our pleasure to assist you in any way possible. Our contact information is to the right. 

Most sincerely,   

Benjamin Marentette, MMC
City Clerk  


Learn about the Mayoral and City Commission candidates on the November 7, 2023 ballot at the Traverse City Area League of Women Voters Candidate Forum on September 26, 2023. 

Mayoral Candidates

Tom Mair
Amy Shamroe

City Commission Candidates

Jackie Anderson
Kenneth M. Funk
Caroline Kennedy
Mary Mills
Chris Minkin
Shea M. O’Brien
Merek Roman
Heather Shaw
Mitchell Treadwell

Candidate Forum

September 26, 2023
Traverse Area District Library, McGuire Room
610 Woodmere Avenue

The Mayoral Candidates are first on the agenda from 5:30—5:55, followed by the Commissioner candidates 6-7:30 pm.

The forum will also be broadcasted on Spectrum channel 189 and livestreamed on Traverse City Community Media website.

Unofficial election results are typically available by 10:30 p.m. on election night.  

(Election results are not official until certified by the Board of Canvassers)