Michigan Secretary of State

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jan 29, 2022 - Jul 21, 2022


The State Secretary of State acts in the capacity of the chief administrative officer of the state. The State Secretary of State oversees the collection, safekeeping and if necessary publication of important state records and documents. Often the State Secretary of State is tasked with the running and supervising of state elections as well.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Michigan Secretary of State's Office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including petition requirements, a filing fee, campaign finance forms and other office specific requirements. Next file these papers with the county clerk or the Michigan Secretary of State's Office depending on the type of district you plan to run in. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the required amount of signatures by the filing window deadline to the applicable election official in order to appear on the general election ballot in November. Listed below is the phone number and address of the Michigan Secretary of State's Office, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns.

Submit application to:
Michigan Secretary of State's Office - Elections Division, 430 West Allegan, Lansing, Michigan, 48918, US