Clerk details how to file online for political candidates

GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County Clerk John J. Gleason recently held a press conference to discuss how candidates can file to appear on the August ballot.

Due to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order, the Circuit Court House and Genesee County Clerk’s office is closed to the public and no in-person transactions/ applications are being accepted.

The following election related essential services are available to the public through remote access:

• Candidates wishing to file an Affidavit of Identity may mail in the notarized form along with either the filing fee or petitions.

Blank forms can be located on the Secretary of State Website,4670,7-127-1633_8721_11839—,00.html

• Newly formed Campaign Committees MUST file their first/original Statement of Organization (Campaign Finance) by mail.

Blank forms can be located on the Secretary of State Website,4670,7-127-1633_8723_ 11893_66102—,00.html

Mailing Address:
Genesee County Clerk’s Office
Attn: Elections
900 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI, 48502

The Elections Division phone number is 810-257-3283

Those wishing to contact the Secretary of State – Candidates, Campaign Finance and Disclosure Division, call 517-335-0170.

• Existing Campaign Committees who wish to amend a Statement of Organization or file a report (quarterly, pre-election, post-election, etc.) may e-mail their signed documents to

Blank forms can be located on the Secretary of State Website,4670,7-127-1633_8723_11893_66102—,00.html.

For more information on becoming a candidate visit,4670,7-127-1633_8721—,00.html. — G.G.