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Jackson proposes change to nominating petitions

Posted at 1:40 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 13:41:30-04

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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