The filing deadline for partisan candidates seeking elected office for the August 5, 2008 Primary Election is Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 4 pm:
- Candidates seeking county-wide offices, and the office of County Commissioner, must file with the Montcalm County Clerk.
- Candidates seeking township/city offices must file with their respective Township or City Clerk
- Precinct Delegate candidates may file with either the Montcalm County Clerk or their respective Township/City Clerk
Petition and Affidavit of Identity forms are available at the Montcalm County Clerks Office. Petition signature requirements are based on the population of the district represented by the office. A chart which list the population based signature requirements is provided.
A partisan candidate who seeks a county office or the office of State Representative may file a $100 fee in lieu of a petition. The filing fee is refunded if the candidate receives nomination to the office or places second in the race.