The City of Ferndale is governed by a mayor and a four-member City Council. The term of the Mayor is two years and the term of a Council Member is four years. If you're interested in running for an elected position in Ferndale, start by reviewing the frequently asked questions below.
Elections for Mayor and two City Councilmember positions will occur on November 7, 2023. The positions are:
City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers. To learn more about meetings and regulations, see our Council rules.
Candidates must be:
Election is non-partisan and members serve at large (not representing any particular section of the City).
Per Chapter IV of the City Charter, prospective candidates must submit nominating petitions bearing no fewer than 100 and no more than 150 signatures of registered Ferndale voters.
Start by visiting the City Clerk's Office to receive your nominating packet, which includes:
The City Clerk's Office is located at Ferndale City Hall, 300 E. Nine Mile rd. Open hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
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