Hours & Contact Information

City Hall Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Closed for Lunch: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Friday 8:00am-1:00pm

Closed on Holidays

 

Phone:  810-735-7980

Fax: 810-735-4793

Emergency: 911

 

Police (Non-Emergency)
810-735-5454

Fire (Non-Emergency)
810-735-1714

 

132 E. Broad St.

Linden, MI 48451

PO Box 507

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Clerk

The City Clerk performs a variety of services for the residents of the City of Linden, including administering local, state, and federal elections in accordance with State and Federal law. Additionally, the Clerk's office is responsible for developming and maintaining a records managment program, acting as FOIA coordinator, and preparing agendas and meeting packets and keeping the official minutes of all meetings of the City of Linden’s, Councils, Commissions, and Committees.

Elections

vote

All precincts in the City vote at Faith Baptist Church, located at 4518 East Silver Lake Rd, Linden, MI 48451 (across from the airport).  If you are new to the community and wish to register to vote, you may do so at the Clerk's Office in City Hall or at any Michigan Secretary of State's Office. Visit Michigan.gov/vote to check your registration and to preview your ballot for upcoming elections. Polls are open on election day from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Election Dates 2018:

Last Day to Register to Vote: October 9, 2018

Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail: November 3, 2018

Election Day: November 6, 2018

Candidate FIlings

Information regarding candidate filings is readily available on the State of Michigan website. As a courtesy, nominating petitions are available to be picked up in our office. The required number of nominating signatures is provided by the City of Linden Charter. The Charter sets the method of nomination for all elective offices, and in section 3.10 (B) provides the number of signatures required. “Nominating petitions submitted by candidates for office to be filled by the voters of the city at large shall be signed by twenty (20), but not more than forty (40) electors of the city registered on the date of the most recent general election.” Please note that other sections of the Charter may be superseded by State Law, including those related to filing deadlines. Questions regarding filing deadlines and if State Law supersedes the Charter, or if deadlines have been changed, should be confirmed with the State Bureau of Elections.

Likewise, while we are willing to assist you, it is ultimately the candidate’s responsibility to obtain and accurately fill out the forms, to determine the filing deadline, to have their affidavit notarized, and to ensure that the correct number of valid signatures is provided, etc. . . . We cannot be seen as providing an advantage to sitting Council members and cannot accept responsibility for forms being filled out incorrectly. The Clerk’s office simply accepts the forms and petitions and then determines their validity after filing. These forms are forwarded on to the County and the State, as they set the rules regarding candidate filings and conduct the process of ballot production. Moreover, our office cannot accept filing fees for or answer questions regarding campaign finance. Fees and questions regarding these topics must be directed to the Genesee County Clerk’s Office.

Information for Candidates

Genesee County Clerk’s Office:

http://www.gc4me.com/departments/county_clerks1/election_division.php

810-257-3283

Michigan Bureau of Elections:

http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8721---,00.html

800-292-5973

Absentee Ballots

If you wish to request an absentee ballot, please fill out the Absentee Ballot Application (avaliable below under Links) and return it to the City Clerk. If you would like to be placed on the permanent mailing list for absentee ballots, please contact the Clerk's office at (810) 735-7980 or by visitng City Hall.  Absentee Ballot Applications are mailed out to those on the permenant list six weeks before each election. 

Districts and Representatives: 

US Senators: Senator Gary Peters and Senator Debbie Stabenow

US Congressional: District 05 - Congressman Dan Kildee

State Sentate: District 32 - Senator Ken Horn

State Representative: District 051 - Rep. Joe Graves

County Comm.: District 06 - Commissioner Drew Shapiro

School District: Linden Community Schools

FOIA

The filing of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests occur through the City Clerk's Office. All FOIA requests must be submitted in writing or by e-mail. Please see our FOIA Policy and Request Form below under Links.

Contact

Erica Armstrong
City Clerk
132 E. Broad St.
P.O. Box 507
Linden, MI 48451
Email Erica
Tel: (810) 735-7980

Links:

2018 Michigan Election Dates and Filing Deadlines

FOIA Policy

FOIA Request Form

Liquor Control Ordinance

Liquor Liscense Application Form

State of Michigan Voter Registration Application

Absentee Ballot Application 

Michigan Election Information

Genesee County Clerk/Register Office

Michigan SOS

Election Inspector Application