MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1954
168.532 Nomination by caucus or convention where principal candidate receives less than 5% of vote cast for candidates for secretary of state.
A political party whose principal candidate received less than 5% of the total vote cast for all candidates for the office of secretary of state in the last preceding state election, either in the state or in any political subdivision affected, shall not make its nominations by the direct primary method. The nomination of all candidates of such parties shall be made by means of caucuses or conventions which shall be held and the names of the party's nominations filed at the time and manner provided in section 686a of this act. The term “principal candidate” of any party shall be construed to mean the candidate whose name shall appear nearest the top of the party column.
History: 1954, Act 116, Eff. June 1, 1955
Am. 1973, Act 28, Imd. Eff. June 14, 1973
Popular Name: Election Code
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