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How to Become a Precinct Delegate Candidate

A person who wishes to seek a precinct delegate position must file a Precinct Delegate Affidavit of Identity with the clerk of his or her county of residence.  The filing deadline for Precinct Delegate Affidavit of Identity is 4:00 p.m. on May 5, 2020.  the Affidavit of Identity Form can be located at:

The Genesee County Clerk's Office is closed to the public due to Governor Whitmer's Executive Order (COVID-19).  Therefore, Affidavits for Precinct Delegate must be mailed in and received by the May 5 filing deadline.  Our address is:  Genesee County Clerk's Office, 900 South Saginaw Street, Flint, MI, 48502.

An individual who wishes to seek a precinct delegate position with write-in votes is required to file a "Declaration of Intent" with the clerk of his or her county of residence no later than 4:00 p.m. on July 31, 2020.  (As an alternative, candidates for precinct delegate may file as a write-in candidate with the appropriate precinct board on Election Day before the close of polls).  A Declaration of Intent form can be obtained at your county clerk's office on line at:

The following link provides detailed information regarding the election process:  Precinct Delegate Information Sheet

Notification to Winning Precinct Delegate Candidates

The county clerk is required to notify candidates elected to precinct delegate positions of their election within seven days after the primary.  The notification will be sent by first class mail.  (MCL 168.607; 608; 625)  It is estimated that performing the canvasses and creation of the notices for precinct delegate will take a minimum of three days (August 5, 6, and 7).  Therefore, notification will be mailed on August 10 or 11, 2020.

As a secondary means of notification, we will also post an official list of elected delegates to our website (see below).

The Genesee County Clerk's Office respectfully request that precinct delegate candidates refrain from contacting our office with questions regarding the status of their election.  Beginning the day after the election, our office is often inundated with telephone inquiries from delegate candidates wanting to know if they have been elected.  Those phone calls slow the process considerably becuase our staff is busy anwering the phone instead of performing the necessary work to get the notices out.  This process takes time.  Please allow us the time to perform this very important task.


The following links display lists of precinct delegate candidates who have filed as of the date in the upper right corner of the respective report:


Determination of Allotments by County Parties

Pursuant to MCL 168.623a, the county chairperson of each political party qualified to participate in the statewide August Primary certifies to the county election commission on or before April 1st the number of precinct delegate positions to appear under the party's vignette in each precinct in the county.  The following link is a listing of available positions for 2020:

               Delegate Municipal Listing