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Village election bills pass House committee

Posted on December 4, 2012 by sharkins

This morning the House Redistricting and Elections committee reported Senate Bills 810 and 811, bills that require village elections to be held in November instead of September.

Specifically SB 810 would amend Michigan Election Law to require a village election to be held at the general November election and eliminate a provision allowing a village regular election to be held in September. It would also 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 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.

We fully anticipate these bills to pass the House this week.

Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the League and handles municipal finance and labor issues. She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at sharkins@mml.org.

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