HOUSE BILL NO. 5281

December 05, 2019, Introduced by Reps. Hoadley, Rabhi, Warren, Cherry, Kennedy, Hood, Guerra, Camilleri and Hammoud and referred to the Committee on Elections and Ethics.

A bill to amend 1909 PA 279, entitled

"The home rule city act,"

(MCL 117.1 to 117.38) by adding section 4v.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 4v. (1) Each city may in its charter authorize the use of ranked choice voting for the election of city officers.

(2) If a city charter authorizes the use of ranked choice voting, the city charter must provide for all of the following:

(a) That ranked choice voting may only be used for the election of city officers.

(b) That ranked choice voting may only be used when the election of city officers is the only election on the ballot.

(c) The procedure for the city clerk to follow if the voting system used by the city at an election involving ranked choice voting cannot accommodate choices equal to the total number of candidates running for each city office.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 5282 (request no. 03031'19) of the 100th Legislature is enacted into law.