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November 2, 2021 Election

The City of Traverse City will host an election on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Office of Mayor and City Commission

As of the 4:00 p.m. deadline on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, to file nominating petitions, the following individuals have filed for the following offices as indicated:

Mayor; two-year term expiring November 13, 2023 (one office available):

Richard I. Lewis

City Commissioner; four-year terms expiring November 10, 2025 (three offices available):

Mi Stanley

Tim Werner

Mark L. Wilson

City Commissioner; partial, two-year term expiring November 13, 2023 (one office available):

Tim Pulliam

Merek Roman

Mitchell Treadwell

The withdrawal deadline for candidates is this Friday, July 23, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. After that time, and once the City Clerk has determined the filings are sufficient and eligible, the City Clerk will certify those candidates who are eligible for placement on the November ballot. 

Candidates that are elected will be sworn into office by City Clerk Benjamin Marentette at the City Commission Organizational Meeting of November 8, 2021, at 7 p.m., and will assume office immediately upon being sworn in. 

Write-in Information

If interested in participating as a write-in candidate for the Office of Mayor or City Commission, the filing deadline is October 22, 2021 at 4 pm. The declaration of intent may be found at the link HERE. Campaign finance requirements for candidates of the Office of Mayor and City Commission also apply to write-in candidates and must be filed with the Grand Traverse County Clerk's Office.  

Register to Vote

To learn more about regsitering to vote, visit HERE


This page last updated on 7/21/2021.