Village Election Changes Pass Senate

Posted on November 30, 2012 by Dene Westbrook

The Senate passed SB 810 (S-2) and SB 811. These bills require village elections to be in November instead of September. Specifically, SB 810 (S-2) would amend the Michigan Election Law to require a village regular election to be held at the general November election, and eliminate a provision allowing a village regular election to be held in September. It also would allow a city that held its regular election for city offices annually or in the odd year on the November regular election date to change its regular election schedule to the even year general election and the even year primary election. SB 811 amends the General Law Village Act to eliminate references to a village election held in September with regard to the beginning dates of village officials’ terms of office.

Samantha Harkins is Director of State Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at [email protected].

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