Filing deadline for Detroit elections is April 20

The filing deadline to run for elected office in Detroit, Michigan, is on April 20. Prospective candidates may file for the following nonpartisan offices:

• Mayor

• City Council (9 seats)

• Clerk

• Board of Police Commissioners (7 seats)

The primary is scheduled for Aug. 3 and the general election is scheduled for Nov. 2.

All 18 offices up for election in 2021 were last up for election in 2017. Mayor Mike Duggan won re-election against one opponent in the general election with 71.6% of the vote. City Clerk Janice Winfrey also won election to a new term that year, as did eight of the nine city council members who ran for re-election. Three of the seven members of the Board of Police Commissioners also won re-election.

Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and the 19th-largest city in the U.S. by population.

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