Running for Office

If you are interested in running for an elected office, whether it be at the local, county or state level, visit the Michigan Secretary of State website for filing requirements, deadlines, Michigan Election Law, campaign finance questions and much more information pertaining to the election process.

Where to File

  • State Officers: Visit the Michigan Secretary of State’s website for information on how to file for a state office.
  • Ionia County Elected Officers: For the positions of Ionia County Prosecutor, Sheriff, Clerk, Treasurer, Register of Deeds, Drain Commissioner, County Commissioner and Probate Judge, you will file at the Ionia County Clerk’s Office. Petition forms are available at the Ionia County Clerk’s Office.
  • Local School Boards of Education: file at the Ionia County Clerk’s Office for the following schools
    • Belding Area Schools
    • Ionia Public Schools
    • Lakewood Public Schools
    • Portland Public Schools
    • Saranac Community Schools
    • Coon School
    • Haynor School
    • North LeValley School
  • Local Township and City Officers: If interested in running for a township or city position, please contact your local township or city clerk.
  • Village Officers: If interested in running for a village position, you will file with the township clerk that the village is located in. Please contact your township clerk for more information.

County Clerk

Greg Geiger
County Clerk

Ionia County Clerk’s Office
100 W. Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846


(616) 527-5322

(616) 527-8201

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Genealogy Hours*
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Clerk’s Office is open for business during the noon hour. However, we recommend that you call our office first if you are planning on doing business during this time, as it is sometimes necessary to close the office during the noon hour when short-staffed.

*The Clerk reserves the right to limit genealogy hours based upon staffing and the court docket.