Indicating Different Parts of Ballot on Ballot Label; Placement of Parts; 2 or More Elections on Same Day; Partisan Elections; Voting Split or Mixed Ticket - Mich. Comp. Laws Section 168.795c
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168.795c Indicating different parts of ballot on ballot label; placement of parts; 2 or more elections on same day; partisan elections; voting split or mixed ticket.
The different parts of the ballot, such as partisan, nonpartisan, and questions, shall be prominently indicated on the ballot label, and, if practicable, each part may be placed on a separate page, column, or display. If 2 or more elections are held on the same day, the ballot label shall be clearly marked to indicate the ballot for each election. In partisan elections the ballot label shall include a position by which the voter may by a single selection record a straight party ticket vote for all the candidates of 1 party. The voter may vote a split or mixed ticket.
Section: 168.794 168.794a 168.794b 168.794c 168.795 168.795a 168.795b 168.795c 168.796 168.796a 168.797 168.797a 168.797b 168.797c 168.798
History: Add. 1967, Act 155, Imd. Eff. June 30, 1967
Am. 1990, Act 109, Imd. Eff. June 18, 1990
Compiler's Notes: Act 269 of 2001, which was approved by the Governor and filed with the Secretary of State on January 11, 2002, provided for the amendment of MCL 168.31, 168.73, 168.283, 168.393, 168.509y, 168.509aa, 168.561a, 168.624, 168.624a, 168.686, 168.706, 168.727, 168.737, 168.745, 168.769, 168.782b, 168.795, 168.795c, 168.797a, 168.798c, 168.799a, 168.803, 168.804, 168.842, and 168.931 of, the addition of Sec. 701 to, and the repeal of Sec. 509 of, Act 116 of 1954, known as the Michigan Election Law. A petition seeking a referendum on Act 269 of 2001 was filed with the Secretary of State. The Board of State Canvassers officially declared the sufficiency of the referendum petition on May 14, 2002. Const 1963, art 2, sec 9, provides that no law as to which the power of referendum properly has been invoked shall be effective thereafter unless approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon at the next general election. A referendum on Act 269 of 2001 was presented to the electors at the November 5, 2002, general election as Proposal 02-1, which read as follows:"A REFERENDUM ON PUBLIC ACT 269 OF 2001--AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN SECTIONS OF MICHIGAN ELECTION LAWPublic Act 269 of 2001 would:--Eliminate "straight party" vote option on partisan general election ballots.--Require Secretary of State to obtain training reports from local election officials.--Require registered voters who do not appear on registration list to show picture identification before voting a challenged ballot.--Require expedited canvass if presidential vote differential is under 25,000.--Require ballot counting equipment to screen ballots for voting errors to ensure the accurate tabulation of absentee ballots. Permit voters in polls to correct errors.--Provide penalties for stealing campaign signs or accepting payment for campaign work while being paid as a public employee to perform election duties.Should this law be approved?Yes __________No __________"Act 269 of 2001 was not approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon at the November 5, 2002, general election.
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