MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1954
168.711 Filing and mailing proof copies of ballots; affidavit; certification; correction and printing of ballots; forwarding copy to secretary of state.
At the time of filing the proof copy of the ballot at the office of the county clerk, the county board of election commissioners shall send in counties with a population of 1,500,000 or more by registered or certified mail, with a return receipt demanded, and in counties with less than 1,500,000 by first class mail a proof copy of the official ballot to each candidate whose name appears on the ballot at the candidate's last known address. The county clerk shall prepare and sign an affidavit when sending proof ballots which: attests that proof ballots were mailed as required; lists the candidates who were mailed ballots; the address to which the ballots were mailed; and lists the date or dates proof ballots were mailed. The board of election commissioners shall also send 2 copies of proof ballots to the secretary of state who shall immediately approve and certify the ballot or notify the board of election commissioners of any correction. If a candidate desires to correct the ballot, the candidate shall forward the ballot to the county clerk within 2 business days of the receipt of the ballot with the corrections noted on the ballot. The board of election commissioners shall correct errors found in the ballot by the inspection provided for in this section and at the expiration of the 2-day correction period shall proceed with the printing of the ballots. The county clerk shall forward a copy of the corrected ballot to the secretary of state.
History: 1954, Act 116, Eff. June 1, 1955
Am. 1956, Act 190, Imd. Eff. Apr. 26, 1956
Am. 1984, Act 113, Imd. Eff. May 29, 1984
Popular Name: Election Code
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