Information for Candidates - Running for Office
In order to become a valid write-in candidate, an individual must file a Declaration of Intent with the appropriate filing official by 4 p.m. on the second Friday preceding the election.
In order to become a valid write-in Precinct Delegate Candidate, an individual must file a Declaration of Intent with their city or township clerk by 4 p.m. on the Friday preceding the election or at their precinct before the close of polls at 8 p.m on election day.
In the event that a candidate appearing on the ballot dies or is disqualified on or after the Wednesday directly preceding the election the Declaration of Intent is waived. Under these circumstances, all write-in votes cast will be counted.
The Declaration of Intent form is available from the Allegan County Clerk's Office.