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City Election

The next election in the City of New Buffalo will be Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Please see the clerk for more information.

Chief Election Officer

The City Clerk is the Chief Elections Officer for the City – responsible for running elections consistent with the Michigan Election Law, as amended, and applicable federal requirements.
The City Clerk is the Chair of the Election Commission, which is also comprised of the City Assessor and City Attorney (City Charter, Section 2.7.)
The City Clerk is responsible for:

  1. Voter Registration
  2. Ballots
  3. Voting Equipment
  4. Absentee Voting
  5. Petitions
  6. Election Workers
  7. Voting Precincts/ Polling Places
  8. School Election Coordinating Committee
  9. Candidate Fillings
  10. Election-related Notices


The Secretary of State of Michigan has shared this press release, Pew Center study: Michigan ranks among best states for elections performance.