LANSING, Mich. — A proposal on the ballot in Jackson suggests changing the process for candidates who are filing for election.
Right now, candidates have to submit a notarized affidavit recognizing they collected signatures to be on the ballot. The proposal would allow candidates to instead give a non-notarized certificate with the nominating petitions.
It comes after a court battle with a former mayoral candidate. Cindy Eby was originally disqualified from the race because she turned her petitions in before they were notarized; however, a judge ordered that her name be put on the ballot.
State law does not have a notary requirement.
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