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Posted on: January 27, 2020

2020 Elections


Election Dates 

  • March 10, 2020- Presidential Primary
  • May 5, 2020- Special Election Date
  • State Primary – August 4, 2020
  • State General Election- November 3, 2020

Offices to be Elected in 2020 

U.S. President/Vice PresidentJudge of Circuit Court
U.S. Senator (1 seat)Judge of District Court
U.S. Representative in Congress (all 14 districts) All County Offices
State Representative (all 110 districts)County Commissioners (all 9 districts)
State Board of Education (2 seats)County Road Commissioner (1 seat)
University of Michigan Regents (2 seats)Any open City Offices
Michigan State University Trustees (2 seats)All Township Offices
Wayne State University Governors (2 seats)Any open Village Offices
Justice of the Supreme CourtAny open School District Positions
Judge of the Court of AppealsAny open District Library Positions

Precinct Delegates


Signature Requirements

Partisan CandidatesNo Party Affiliation Candidates
County Commissioner20 - 5060 - 150 
County Office200 - 400 600 - 1200
Township Office3 - 109 - 30
57th District State Rep200 - 400 600 - 1200
   Filing Deadline:
April 21, 2020, by 4:00 P.M.July 16, 2020, by 4:00 P.M.

**     In lieu of filing petitions, a $100.00 filing fee can be paid,  with the exception of  No Party Affiliation Candidates.

Precinct Delegates:  No signatures required.
   Candidate must file an Affidavit of Identity with the County Clerk on or before May 5, 2020, by 4:00 P.M. 

Non-Partisan Candidates

District/Circuit Judge: 
   Incumbent Candidates- Filing deadline is March 23, 2020, by 5:00 P.M. with the Bureau of Elections.
   Non-Incumbent Candidates- Filing deadline is April 21, 2020, by 4:00 P.M.
   400 – 800 signatures required- All candidates file with the Bureau of Elections

City Offices: (unless set by charter):
  Adrian City    40 – 100
  Hudson, Morenci, Tecumseh     6 – 20
  City Candidates- File with appropriate city clerk.
  Filing Deadline:  April 21, 2020 by 4:00 P.M

Village Offices: (unless set by charter):
   All Villages    6 – 20
   Village Candidates- File with the appropriate township clerk for the November General Election on or before July 21, 2020, by 4:00 P.M. 

School Board Candidates:
Adrian and Tecumseh Schools    40 – 100
All other School Districts     6 – 20
Local School Board Candidates: File with the following local clerks on or before July 21, 2020, by 4:00 P.M.

Addison Community Schools
Rollin Twp Clerk
Adrian Public Schools
Adrian City Clerk
Blissfield Community Schools
Blissfield Twp Clerk
Britton Deerfield Schools
Ridgeway Twp Clerk  
Deerfield Twp Clerk
Clinton Community Schools
Clinton Twp Clerk
Hudson Area Schools
Hudson City Clerk
Madison School District
Madison Twp Clerk
Morenci Area Schools
Morenci City Clerk
Onsted Community Schools
Cambridge Twp Clerk 
Sand Creek Community Schools
Fairfield Twp Clerk
Tecumseh Public Schools
Raisin Twp Clerk


District Library Board Candidates (library in districts that include a school district):
   Adrian and Tecumseh Schools    40 – 100
   All other Library Districts    6 – 20
File with the County Clerk’s Office on or before August 11, 2020 by 4:00 P.M.

**  In lieu of filing petitions, a $100.00 non-refundable filing fee can be paid for Non-Partisan Candidates, with the exception of Judicial Candidates **

If you need petitions or have any questions about filing for office, please contact either your local clerk or the county clerk’s office.

Roxann Holloway, Lenawee County Clerk

Filing Information (pdf)

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