Calhoun County Clerk and Register of Deeds Kimberly A. Hinkley reminds citizens that the upcoming filing deadline for some offices is April 19, 2022. Candidate packets for county commissioner, vacant/recently appointed township offices, school board, community college, and village positions are available on the Calhoun County elections website now, calhouncountymi.gov/elections.
Six of the seven Calhoun County Commissioner District boundary lines have changed.
Significantly, residents should be aware that redistricting has taken place at various levels of government and the new redistricting maps are available on the elections website.
Six of the seven Calhoun County Commissioner District boundary lines have changed. Voters will be electing County Commissioners with the newly drawn districts in the 2022 elections (pictured below). Commissioner representation for these districts will begin January 1, 2023.
The primary election will be held on Aug. 2, 2022 and the general election will take place on Nov. 8, 2022.
Filing deadlines vary for different offices. Most immediately, anyone interested in running for county commissioner or vacant/recently-appointed township office must file to be on the ballot by 4 p.m. on April 19, 2022. The filing official for township offices is the Township Clerk’s Office. For County Commissioners, the filing official is the County Clerk’s Office in Marshall, Mich.
Calhoun County Elections
Includes information on:
- 2022 Candidate Packets – August 2, 2022 Primary & November 8, 2022 General Election
- Necessary Documents
- School District Maps
- CURRENT (unofficial) CANDIDATE FILING LIST – including precinct delegates
- Circulating Petitions – “How to” both county-wide and local
How to run for an office in the city government:
2022-03-04 – CANDIDATE PACKET – CITY.pdf
This information is more for the November election. Ideally each seat with have at least two candidates so that the constituents’ votes will count.
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The City of Albion Precinct Map from 2012, after the last census, when there was redistricting.
Coming soon the Albion 2022 precinct map. Both in 2012 and 2022, council members were displaced.
The goal of redistricting is to keep the population of each precinct equal. Before the new map was approved by the Albion City council at the second reading on 3-21-22, the affected council member had already submitted their resignation effective immediately. The new maps will take effect sometime in 2022.
The seat for the 6th Precinct is open now and the city council is accepting candidates.
A candidate must have lived in the city for two years, be current on taxes, and live in the 6th precinct. The new map is within the link below, as one of the items on the meeting agenda.
The 3-21-22 agenda includes the new Albion Redistricting map, and additional business discussed during the time of Albion’s redistricting: https://cialbionmius.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=55
City of Albion YouTube Channel
Options: YouTube provides auto-generated transcripts of all meetings. Desktop access to transcripts may require clicking on the three dots and selecting “View Transcript” This can be a time-saver, and allow access for hearing-impaired individuals.
Link to City of Albion YouTube Channel
The meeting of 3-21-22 is the one with the final vote on Albion’s redistricting and other business during the time period related to the immediate opening of the 6th precinct seat.