City Clerk

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for the administration of elections, the management and preservation of the City’s official documents, recording City Council minutes, processing business licenses governed by the City Code and coordinating Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

The mission of the City Clerk’s Office is to provide accurate information and courteous service in a timely and efficient manner with the highest level of professionalism.

November 2, 2021 - East Lansing City Council Election Documents

City Council Candidate Listing for November 2, 2021 Election (PDF)
City Council Filing Requirements 2021 (PDF)

Special Assessment Roll 76

On April 27, 2021, the East Lansing City Council approved a resolution to receive and file a recommendation from the Downtown Management Board on the continuation of the Principal Shopping District Project Special Assessment, to declare the project a Special Necessity, to receive and file Special Assessment Roll 76 for the cost of the District of the property and to set the date and time for two public hearings regarding the continuation of the Special Assessment for May 11, 2021 and May 25, 2021. 

The following documents are online for public examination through May 26: 
Questions regarding the Special Assessment Roll can be directed to Amy Schlusler-Schmitt at (517) 319-6931 or

Election Information

Visit to learn more about East Lansing elections, including polling locations, election dates and more.

Where Do I Vote and Find Sample Ballots?

Visit or call 866-OURVOTE to confirm your polling location and to find sample ballots.

Voter Information for MSU Students

Visit and the East Lansing's City Clerk's Voter Information for MSU Students webpage for voter registration and election information for students.