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Coronavirus/ COVID-19 :: Michigan Municipalities - May 5 Election

On March 27, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order No. 2020-27 (the “EO”) temporarily suspending the rules and procedures related to the May 5, 2020 election. The goal of the temporary suspension is to (1) allow the election to be conducted by absentee ballot to the greatest extent possible and (2) to better enable jurisdictions to move ballot proposals to the August 4, 2020 election date.   Read More

LEGISLATIVE ALERT - Recall Petitions and Elections

The Legislature recently approved HB 6060 and HB 6063 which make significant changes to the procedure for recall petitions and recall elections.  The bills were signed by the Governor on December 20 and are now in effect as Pubic Acts 417 and 418 of 2012.  Below is our summary of the bills and the provisions as they relate to the recall of local elected officials:  Read More