MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1954
168.576 Marking ballot; voting for person not on ballot; effect of voting more than 1 party ticket; section subject to MCL 168.736a.
(1) An elector, after having received a ballot or ballots, shall enter a booth or voting compartment and, while there concealed from view, shall vote the ballot or ballots by making a cross or a check mark in the square at the left of the names of those candidates for whom the elector desires to vote, but in no case for more candidates for any office than is indicated under the title of each office. However, an elector may vote for a person whose name is not printed on the ballot by inserting the name in a manner that will substitute it for any name that is printed on the ballot or where no candidate's name appears upon the ballot.
(2) The elector shall indicate his or her choice of candidates on 1 party ticket only and, after marking the ballot, the elector shall fold it for deposit pursuant to the provisions of this act. A ballot on which more than 1 party ticket has been voted is void.
(3) This section is subject to section 736a.
History: 1954, Act 116, Eff. June 1, 1955
Am. 1985, Act 160, Imd. Eff. Nov. 20, 1985
Am. 1996, Act 213, Imd. Eff. May 28, 1996
Popular Name: Election Code
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