METROPOLITAN COUNCILS ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 292 of 1989
***** 124.677 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE APRIL 26, 2014: See 124.677.amended *****
124.677 Tax election generally.
(1) A proposal for a tax authorized to be levied by a council under this act shall not be placed on the ballot unless the proposal is adopted by a resolution of the council and certified by the council not later than 70 days before the election to the county clerk of each county in which all or part of a participating city, village, or township is located for inclusion on the ballot. The proposal shall state the amount and duration of the millage and shall be certified for inclusion on the ballot at the next general election, the state primary immediately preceding the general election, or a special election at a proposed date not within 45 days of a state primary or a general election, as specified by the council's resolution. A proposed special election date shall be scheduled in compliance with the Michigan election law, 1954 PA 116, MCL 168.1 to 168.992.
(2) The county election commission shall provide ballots for an election for a tax proposal for each city, village, or township or part of a city, village, or township located within the county that is participating in a council under this act.
(3) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (4) and (5), an election for a tax shall be conducted by the city and township clerks and election officials of the cities and townships participating in a council under this act.
(4) If an election on a proposal for a tax is to be held in conjunction with a general election or state primary election and if a village participating in a council under this act is located within a nonparticipating township, the township clerk and election officials shall conduct the election. On the forty-fifth day preceding the election, the village clerk or other official maintaining a file of qualified and registered electors of the village shall provide to the township clerk a list containing the name, address, and birth date of each qualified and registered elector of the village. By the fifteenth day preceding the election, the village clerk or other official providing the list shall provide to the township clerk information updating the list as of the close of registration. Persons appearing on the list as updated are eligible to vote in the election by special ballot.
(5) If a tax is to be voted on at a special election not held in conjunction with a general election or state primary election and if a village participating in a council under this act is located within a nonparticipating township, the village clerk and election officials shall conduct the election.
History: 1989, Act 292, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 1990
Am. 1998, Act 373, Imd. Eff. Oct. 20, 1998
Am. 2003, Act 301, Eff. Jan. 1, 2005
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