Michigan Governor

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jan 29, 2022 - Jul 21, 2022


The Governor is the chief executive officer of the state. The governor has appointment duties over each state department. In addition to organizing the departments, the governor is also the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces (the National Guard and/or the state defense forces), which can be called out during natural disasters and the like. The Governor also has the power to veto any bill from the legislature and is the considered the chief negotiator of the state when accepting or receiving foreign dignitaries in areas such as trade. The Governor can also issue pardons and executive orders.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Michigan Secretary of State's Office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including petition requirements, a filing fee, campaign finance forms and other office specific requirements. Next file these papers with the county clerk or the Michigan Secretary of State's Office depending on the type of district you plan to run in. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the required amount of signatures by the filing window deadline to the applicable election official in order to appear on the general election ballot in November. Listed below is the phone number and address of the Michigan Secretary of State's Office, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns.

Submit application to:
Michigan Secretary of State's Office - Elections Division, 430 West Allegan, Lansing, Michigan, 48918, US