MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1954
168.811 Election returns, records, and applications; preservation; destruction; time.
All election returns, including poll lists, statements, tally sheets, absent voters' return envelopes bearing the statement required by section 761, absent voters' records required by section 760, and other returns made by the inspectors of election of the several precincts shall be carefully preserved and may be destroyed after the expiration of 2 years following the primary or election at which the same were used. All applications executed under section 523 and all absent voters' applications shall be carefully preserved and may be destroyed after the expiration of 6 years following the primary or election at which those applications were executed. All ballots used at any primary or election may be destroyed after 30 days following the final determination of the board of canvassers with respect to the primary or election unless a petition for recount has been filed and not completed or unless their destruction is stayed by an order of a court.
History: 1954, Act 116, Eff. June 1, 1955
Am. 1963, Act 122, Imd. Eff. May 10, 1963
Am. 2012, Act 271, Eff. Aug. 15, 2012
Popular Name: Election Code
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