MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1954
168.254 Office of county road commissioner; nominating petitions; signatures; form; filing fee in lieu of nominating petitions; deposit of fee; refund; forfeiture of deposit.Sec. 254.
(1) To obtain the printing of the name of a person as a candidate for nomination by a political party for the office of county road commissioner under a particular party heading upon the official primary ballots, there shall be filed with the county clerk of the county nominating petitions signed by a number of qualified and registered electors residing within the county as determined under section 544f. Nominating petitions shall be in the form prescribed in section 544c. Until December 31, 2013, the county clerk shall receive nominating petitions up to 4 p.m. of the twelfth Tuesday before the August primary in which county road commissioners are to be elected. Beginning January 1, 2014, the county clerk shall receive nominating petitions up to 4 p.m. of the fifteenth Tuesday before the August primary in which county road commissioners are to be elected.
(2) To obtain the printing of the name of a candidate of a political party under the particular party's heading upon the primary election ballots in the various voting precincts of the county, there may be filed by each candidate, in lieu of filing nominating petitions, a filing fee of $100.00 to be paid to the county clerk. Payment of the fee and certification of the name of the candidate paying the fee shall be governed by the same provisions as in the case of nominating petitions. The fee shall be deposited in the general fund of the county and shall be returned to all candidates who are nominated and to an equal number of candidates who received the next highest number of votes in the primary election. If 2 or more candidates tie in having the lowest number of votes allowing a refund, the sum of $100.00 shall be divided among them. The deposits of all other defeated candidates, as well as the deposits of candidates who withdraw or are disqualified, shall be forfeited and the candidates shall be notified of the forfeitures. Deposits forfeited under this section shall be paid into and credited to the general fund of the county.
History: 1954, Act 116, Eff. June 1, 1955
Am. 1963, 2nd Ex. Sess., Act 62, Imd. Eff. Dec. 27, 1963
Am. 1976, Act 3, Imd. Eff. Feb. 3, 1976
Am. 1990, Act 7, Imd. Eff. Feb. 12, 1990
Am. 1996, Act 583, Eff. Mar. 31, 1997
Am. 1999, Act 218, Eff. Mar. 10, 2000
Am. 2012, Act 276, Eff. Aug. 16, 2012
Popular Name: Election Code
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