MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1954
168.970c Recall primary election; filing nominating petition or paying fee; incumbent as nominee.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2), for the recall primary election, a political party candidate may qualify for the recall primary election by filing a nominating petition or paying a $100.00 nonrefundable fee with the secretary of state not later than 4 p.m. on the tenth day after the filing official with whom the recall petition is filed calls the recall primary election. The nominating petition shall be filed with the secretary of state and signed by 10% of the number of signatures required under section 544f.
(2) As provided in section 970b, if the incumbent is the nominee of his or her political party at the recall general election, an individual in the incumbent's political party is not eligible as a candidate for the recall primary election and that political party shall not conduct a recall primary 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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