MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1954
168.822 Board of county canvassers; canvass of returns, conclusion; failure to certify election results.
(1) The board of county canvassers shall then proceed without delay to canvass the returns of votes cast for all candidates for offices voted for and all questions voted on at the election, according to the precinct returns filed with the probate judge or presiding probate judge by the several city and township clerks, or in case of local elections according to the precinct returns filed with the county clerk, and must conclude the canvass at the earliest possible time and in every case no later than the fourteenth day after the election.
(2) If the board of county canvassers fails to certify the results of any election for any officer or proposition by the fourteenth day after the election as provided, the board of county canvassers shall immediately deliver to the secretary of the board of state canvassers all records and other information pertaining to the election. The board of state canvassers shall meet immediately and make the necessary determinations and certify the results within the 10 days immediately following the receipt of the records from the board of county canvassers. The cost of the canvass must be borne by the county involved.
History: 1954, Act 116, Eff. June 1, 1955
Am. 1958, Act 192, Eff. Sept. 13, 1958
Am. 1963, 2nd Ex. Sess., Act 38, Imd. Eff. Dec. 27, 1963
Am. 1968, Act 65, Eff. July 1, 1968
Am. 2013, Act 51, Imd. Eff. June 11, 2013
Am. 2018, Act 614, Eff. Mar. 28, 2019
Compiler's Notes: Section 3 of Act 65 of 1968 provides: “This act shall take effect on July 1, 1968, except in any county with a population of 400,000 or more it shall take effect on July 1, 1970.”
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