MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1954
168.607 Delegates to fall county convention; election; votes required; tie vote; determination by lot.
(1) The required number of electors who receive the highest number of votes for delegates to the fall county convention of a political party shall be declared by the board of primary election inspectors to be elected. If, on the canvass of the votes polled at a primary election for delegates to the fall county convention of a political party, 2 or more candidates for delegate receive an equal number of votes for the same office, and that causes a failure to elect a delegate, the election to the office shall be determined as provided in subsection (2).
(2) The board of canvassers for the county in which the election was held shall appoint a day for the appearance of all the candidates for delegate before the county clerk for the purpose of determining by lot among the candidates the right to the office of delegate. The board of county canvassers shall give notice of the drawing to all interested candidates. The officer before whom the drawing is to take place shall prepare as many slips of paper as there are candidates and write the word “elected” on as many slips of paper as there are offices to be filled, and the words “not elected” on the remaining slips. The officer shall fold the slips of paper so as to conceal the writing and so that they may appear as near alike as possible. The slips of paper shall be placed in a box, and, at the time and place appointed for the drawing of the lots, each candidate may draw 1 of the slips from the box. The candidate drawing a slip on which is written the word “elected” is considered legally elected to the office of delegate. The officer conducting the drawing shall immediately give the elected delegate a certificate of election. If an interested candidate fails to appear at the drawing, the officer conducting the drawing shall designate some person to draw for the absent candidate.
History: 1954, Act 116, Eff. June 1, 1955
Am. 1968, Act 136, Imd. Eff. June 11, 1968
Am. 1996, Act 583, Eff. Mar. 31, 1997
Popular Name: Election Code
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