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Section 168.973a

MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1954


168.973a Nominating candidate for partisan office.

Sec. 973a.

(1) Subject to subsection (2), if the recall election involves a partisan office, a political party candidate shall be nominated for that partisan office as follows:

(a) If the office is in the office of county commissioner or in a district office within an electoral district of 1 county, the county executive committee of the political party shall nominate a candidate for that office.

(b) If the office is in a district office within an electoral district in less than 1 county and 3 or more members of the county executive committee of a political party reside in the electoral district, the members of the county executive committee of the political party residing in the electoral district shall nominate a candidate for that office. If the office is in a district office within an electoral district in less than 1 county and less than 3 members of the county executive committee of a political party reside in the electoral district, the county executive committee of the political party shall nominate a candidate for that office.

(c) If the office is in a district office having an electoral district in more than 1 county, the members of the several county executive committees of the political party residing in those parts of the counties that are in the district shall nominate a candidate for that office.

(d) If the office is in a ward or township office and 3 or more members of the county executive committee of a political party reside in the ward or township, the members of the county executive committee of the political party residing in that ward or township shall nominate a candidate for that office. If the office is in a ward or township office and less than 3 members of the county executive committee of a political party reside in the ward or township, the county executive committee of the political party shall nominate a candidate for that office.

(2) If the incumbent candidate declines to be a candidate at the recall election as provided in section 971c, the political party of that incumbent candidate shall nominate a candidate using the nominating procedure as provided in subsection (1).

(3) Each nomination by a committee under subsection (1) shall be certified to the officer with whom the recall petitions were filed within 10 days after the calling of the recall election.

(4) A candidate without a political party affiliation may qualify for a partisan office by filing a qualifying petition with the officer with whom the recall petitions were filed that contains 10% of the number of signatures required under section 544f within 10 days after the calling of the recall election.


History: Add 2012, Act 417, Imd. Eff. Dec. 20, 2012
Compiler's Notes: Enacting section 2 of Act 417 of 2012 provides:"Enacting section 2. As provided in section 5 of 1846 RS 1, MCL 8.5, this act is severable."Enacting section 3 of Act 417 of 2012 provides:"Enacting section 3. The legislature recognizes the importance of the electoral process, and it is the intent of the legislature that this amendatory act uphold each of the following: (a) Section 4 of article II of the state constitution of 1963. (b) Section 8 of article II of the state constitution of 1963. (c) Section 26 of article V of the state constitution of 1963."
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