Under Current Law The recall of a municipal official will cause chaos on the ballot.


Under current law the recall of a municipal official will cause chaos on the ballot. See”168.972 Nominating and voting for candidate for nonpartisan office; signing and filing nominating petition; signing, contents, and filing of recall petition.Sec. 972.”(MCL 168.972)

Any registered voter can get their name on the recall ballot for $100.00. Here is an interesting hypothetical. Ten people could put $1,000.00 in to a pool for a total of $10,000. This would fund the filing fees if 1,000 people. What games will be played? The Flint City Council has a general election November 2016. Can a person have their name on a ballot for two offices? 

“(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) and section 971c, if the recall election involves a nonpartisan office, a candidate for that nonpartisan office shall be nominated and voted for in the recall election by filing a nominating petition or paying a $100.00 nonrefundable fee not later than 4 p.m. on the tenth day after the filing official with whom the recall petition is filed calls the recall election. The nominating petition shall be filed with the clerk of the electoral district and signed by 10% of the number of qualified and registered electors of the electoral district as required under section 544f. Instead of filing a nominating petition, an individual may become a candidate by paying a $100.00 nonrefundable fee with the clerk of the electoral district.” (MCL 168.972)

“168.970g Candidate receiving highest number of votes; election.Sec. 970g.The candidate receiving the highest number of votes in the recall general election is elected for the remainder of the term.”

“168.971c Incumbent deemed to have filed; appearance of name on ballot. Sec. 971c.Unless the incumbent declines within 10 days after the filing of a recall petition, the incumbent shall, without filing, be deemed to have filed for the recall election and his or her name shall appear on the recall election ballot.”
“168.975 Candidate deemed elected.Sec. 975.The candidate receiving the highest number of votes in the recall election is elected for the remainder of the term.”

Give it a try it is only a $100

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