MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1954
168.845 Certifying correctness of statement; certificate of determination; certificate of election; declaration of vacancy; publication of constitutional amendment.
The members of the board of state canvassers shall certify as to the correctness of the statement provided for in section 844 and subscribe their names to the statement. The members of the board of state canvassers shall determine which persons have been duly elected to each office and which constitutional amendments and propositions, if any, have been approved or rejected. The board shall certify the determinations and deliver the statement and certificate of determinations to the secretary of state. The secretary of state shall file and preserve the statement and certificate of determinations in his or her office and shall immediately execute and deliver a certificate of election to each person elected. If the secretary of state receives notice before the certificate of determinations is issued that the person to whom the certificate of election is to be issued died, withdrew from the district, was declared legally incapacitated by a court having jurisdiction, or submitted to the secretary of state an affidavit declaring that person's intention to refuse the certificate of election, then the secretary of state shall not issue a certificate of election and the office shall be declared vacant as of the commencement of the term of office to which that person would otherwise have been elected. The secretary of state shall also publish any amendment to the constitution that is approved and ratified with the laws enacted by the legislature at its next succeeding session.
History: 1954, Act 116, Eff. June 1, 1955
Am. 1956, Act 37, Imd. Eff. Mar. 28, 1956
Am. 1976, Act 162, Imd. Eff. June 21, 1976
Am. 1999, Act 217, Eff. Mar. 10, 2000
Am. 2003, Act 119, Imd. Eff. July 29, 2003
Popular Name: Election Code
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