The filing deadline to run for elected office in Detroit, Michigan, is on April 20. Prospective candidates may file for the following nonpartisan offices:
• City Council (9 seats)
• 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.