MCL - Section 168.301

Act 116 of 1954

168.301 School district election; school district election coordinator; duties; delegation; precincts and polling place locations.

Sec. 301.

    (1) Unless a particular power or duty of an election official or a particular election procedure is specifically governed by a provision of this chapter, a school district election is governed by the provisions of this act that generally govern elections.
    (2) Except as provided in section 305, the school district election coordinator for a school district shall conduct each regular election and each special election that is requested by the school board to submit a ballot question or to fill a vacancy on the school board. In addition to receiving requests from the school board to hold special elections, the school district election coordinator shall do all of the following:
    (a) Receive filing fees or nominating petitions and affidavits of identity from candidates for school board and petitions for special elections.
    (b) Procure the necessary qualified voter file precinct lists.
    (c) Certify candidates.
    (d) Receive ballot proposal language.
    (e) Issue absent voter ballots.
    (3) A school district election coordinator who is a county clerk may delegate, if the city or township clerk agrees, all or a portion of the school district election coordinator's duties to that city or township clerk. The school district election coordinator shall not delegate duties to any person not named in this section.
    (4) A school district election coordinator who is a county clerk may delegate the following duties to the city or township clerk, who shall perform the following duties:
    (a) Distribute, receive, and process absent voter ballot applications for a school election.
    (b) Make voting systems available for the conduct of a school election.
    (c) Make available to the school district election coordinator the list of election inspectors for that city or township.
    (d) Notify school district electors of precinct and polling place location changes.
    (5) If the county clerk is the school district election coordinator for a school district, the county election commission shall establish that school district's election precincts and polling place locations in accordance with this act.

History: Add. 2003, Act 302, Eff. Jan. 1, 2005 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 286, Imd. Eff. July 23, 2004 ;-- Am. 2005, Act 71, Imd. Eff. July 14, 2005
Compiler's Notes: Former Chapter XIV. and its contents, MCL 168.301-168.316, were repealed by Act 6 of 1963, 2nd Ex. Sess., Imd. Eff. Dec. 27, 1963.Former Chapter XIV. was entitled “SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION AND STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER.” Former MCL 168.301 pertained to eligibility for office of state highway commissioner or superintendent of public instruction.Enacting section 4 of Act 71 of 2005 provides:"Enacting section 4. If any portion of this amendatory act or the application of this amendatory act to any person or circumstances is found invalid by a court, the invalidity shall not affect the remaining portions or applications of this amendatory act that can be given effect without the invalid portion or application, if the remaining portions are not determined by the court to be inoperable, and to this end this amendatory act is declared to be severable."
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