MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1954
168.426f Candidates for judge of municipal court; declaration of nominees; death or disqualification of candidate; certification of nomination.Sec. 426f.
(1) The candidates for the office of judge of the municipal court of record receiving the largest number of votes at any primary election, to a number equal to twice the number of persons to be elected, as set forth in the report of the board of county canvassers, based on returns from the various election precincts, shall be declared the nominees for the office of judge of the municipal court of record at the next general election.
(2) If, after the deadline for filing nominating petitions under section 426d, there are fewer candidates for nomination or nominees for the office of judge of a municipal court of record than there are persons to be elected at the general November election because of the death or disqualification of a candidate more than 65 days before the general November election, then a person, whether or not an incumbent, may qualify as a nominee for that office at the general November election by filing nominating petitions as required by section 426d. However, the filing shall be made before 4 p.m. on the twenty-first day following the death or disqualification of the candidate or 4 p.m. on the sixtieth day before the general November election, whichever is earlier, and the minimum number of signatures required is 1,000 or 1/2 the minimum number required under section 426d, whichever is less.
(3) The city clerk shall certify the nomination of each person who qualifies as a nominee under subsection (2) to the board of election commissioners of the city for the general November election.
History: Add. 1965, Act 85, Imd. Eff. June 24, 1965
Am. 1990, Act 32, Imd. Eff. Mar. 21, 1990
Am. 2013, Act 51, Imd. Eff. June 11, 2013
Popular Name: Election Code
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