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Information for Candidates - Running for Office

Write-In Candidates

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.