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fully petition that the question of direct nomination of party candidates for....
....shall be submitted (or re-submitted to the enrolled voters of the said political party in said (city, county or district) on the first Monday of April, next.
Form of ballot.
Notice of Sec. 17. The said city clerk, county clerk or Secretary of primary to vote on State, as the case may be, shall examine said petition and if it question. is found that a sufficient number of enrolled voters have signed
said petition, he shall give notice, as near as possible, in the manner now provided by law for giving notice of general elections in this State, that at an election to be held pursuant to the provisions of this act on the first Monday in April thereafter, the proposition will be submitted or re-submitted to the enrolled voters of the particular political party in said city, county or district, referred to in such petition or petitions, whether the nomination of party candidates of that political party for the offices named in said petition or petitions shall
thereafter be made in such city, county or district, by direct Duty of vote, and the proper board of election commissioners under the commissioners.
general election law shall cause to be printed on the ballot to be used at such primary election, in substance, the following words:
Instruction: Make a cross in the square to the left of the words "Yes" or "No" on each proposition submitted.
Direct nomination of candidates of the...
All such propositions may be submitted upon one ballot to the enrolled voters of a particular political party. Whenever more than one proposition is submitted upon one ballot, each proposition shall be separated by a black line one-sixth of an inch wide to enable each proposition petitioned for to be voted upon by itself. The color of the ballots shall be the same as is herein prescribed for the official primary election ballots. The size and form of the ballots, other than as herein directed, shall be prescribed by the said board of election commissioners. The votes cast at such election shall be canvassed, and returns thereof made in like manner as is provided for the canvassing of votes and the making of returns of any general election held in such city, county, or district, by the
terms of existing law. Date of
SEC. 18. A general primary election, for all political parties, general primary.
shall be held in every election precinct in this State on the first Tuesday of September preceding every general November election, at which time the enrolled voters of each political party shall vote for party candidates for the Office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and United States Sena
Canvass of votes.
tor: Provided, That no nomination for the office of United Proviso. States Senator shall be made unless such official is to be elected at the next session of the legislature.
SEC. 19. In any congressional district in this state in Congressmen which the enrolled voters of any political party have decided,
nomination of. or in which the enrolled voters of any political party shall hereafter decide, in accordance with the provisions of this act, in favor of the direct nomination of a candidate for representative in congress, there shall be nominated at the said September primary election, by direct vote of the enrolled voters of such political party within such district, a party candidate for representative in congress. In any senatorial dis- State trict in this State in which the enrolled voters of any political party have decided, or in which the enrolled voters of any political party shall hereafter decide, in accordance with the provisions of this act, in favor of direct nomination of party candidates for State senator, there shall be nominated at the said primary election, by direct vote of the enrolled voters of any such political party, a party candidate for State senator. In any representative district in this State in which the Represenenrolled voters of any political party have decided or in which the enrolled voters of any political party shall hereafter decide, in accordance with the provisions of this act, in favor of the direct nomination of a party candidate or candidates for representative in the State legislature, there shall be nominated at the said primary, by direct vote of the enrolled voters of such political party within such district a party candidate or candidates for representative in the State legislature. In City and any city or county in this State in which the enrolled voters county of any political party have decided, or in which the enrolled voters of any political party shall hereafter decide, in accordance with the provisions of this act, in favor of direct nomination of party candidates for city or county offices, when the officers thereof are to be voted for at the November election following, there shall be nominated at the said primary election by direct vote of the enrolled voters of any such political party within such city or county, party candidates for such city or county offices. Whenever the enrolled voters of any Delegates to political party within any county shall decide to nominate county conparty candidates for county offices to be voted for at the November election, by direct vote, or in case the enrolled voters of any political party have so decided under act number one hundred eighty-one of the public acts of nineteen hundred five, there shall also be elected at the September primary, by direct vote of the enrolled voters of such political party in such county, as many delegates as such political party in such county shall be entitled to by the call issued by the county committee of such political party for the county convention thereafter to be held by such political party in said county in that year for the purpose of electing delegates to the State convention called for the purpose of nominating candidates for State offices. In case of any vacancy in any dele. Vacancy.
gation from any election precinct, township, or ward, to the county convention, such vacancy shall be filled by the dele
gates present from the ward or township in which the vacancy State central occurs. The State central committee of each political party certify num: shall, at least thirty days before the September primary here.
in provided for, certify to the board of election commissioners delegates.
of each county and to the chairman of the county committee of such party, the number of delegates to which such county
shall'be entitled in the State convention of such party, and the To apportion said State central committee shall apportion such delegates delegates.
to the several counties in proportion and according to the number of votes cast for the candidates of such party for
Secretary of State in each of said counties respectively at the Delegates to last preceding November election. The name of any candidate vention, for delegate to the county convention shall not be printed upon Certain the official primary election ballot. The provisions of this act counties excepted. shall not be construed to apply to or be operative in the
counties of Alpena, Kent, Muskegon and Wayne, except where such counties or parts of counties form and constitute a part only of a congressional or legislative district, in which case the provisions of this act shall be operative in said county, or parts of counties, relative to the nomination of party candidates for representative in congress, State senator, or representative in the State legislature, and except in regard to
the nomination of party candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Penal Governor and United States Senator. Whenever this act is provisions.
operative in the said counties of Alpena, Kent, Muskegon and Wayne, all penal provisions of this act shall be effective and shall be enforced in the same manner as in any other county
in the State. Board of Sec. 20. It shall be the duty of the board of election commissioners to missioners of each county in this State to prepare and furnish furnish ballots.
the necessary official primary election ballots which may be
required for use by any political party at the September Ballots, what primary. Such ballots shall contain the name of the political how desig- party for which they are to be used, the voting precinct, city nated, etc.
or township, and county and the instructions as to the method Colors. of voting. Said ballots shall be printed on different colored
paper for each political party, but no party ballot shall be printed on yellow paper. Ballots for the Republican party shall be printed in black ink upon a good quality of white paper. Ballots for the Democratic party shall be printed in black ink upon a good quality of blue paper. Ballots for the Prohibition party shall be printed in black ink upon a good quality of red paper, and if there are other political parties, the board of election commissioners shall print ballots therefor in black ink upon a good quality of a different colored paper from that as above designated. Ballots other than those furnished by the board of election commissioners, according to the provisions of this act, shall not be used, cast or counted in any election precinct, at any such primary election. It Instruction shall be the duty of the election commissioners to cause in- ballots, who struction ballots for each party to be printed on yellow paper, color, etc. not exceeding ten per cent. of the number of official ballots printed for each party in each precinct, and to distribute said instruction ballots in the same manner and at the same time provided for the distribution of official primary ballots. Said yellow ballots shall have printed at the head thereof the words: "Instruction Ballots for Primary Election.” The size of all official ballots shall be such as the said board of election commissioners shall prescribe.
Sec. 21. The said ballots so prepared by the board of elec- Names to be tion commissioners in each county shall include the names ballots. of all candidates for the particular political party for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor and United States Senator, and shall also include the names of all candidates for city, county or district offices in each city, county or district in which the direct nominating system has been adopted by such political party. No candidate shall have his name printed upon any official primary election ballot of any politi. cal party in any voting precinct in this State unless he shall file nomination petitions according to the provisions of this act, and all other requirements of this act have been complied with in his behalf. If the enrolled voters of that particular Delegates to political party have voted in favor of direct nomination of county conparty candidates for county offices, the said ballots shall also contain as many lines as there are delegates to be elected to the county convention. Such lines, upon which may be written the names of proposed delegates to the county convention, shall be printed under the title "Delegates to County Convention,” and no ballot for a delegate to a county convention of any such political party shall be counted unless prepared and voted under authority of this act.
SEC. 22. The chairman of the county committee of each County political party, the enrolled voters of which have decided chairman to in favor of direct nomination of candidates for county ber of deleoffices, shall certify to the board of election commissioners county conof his county at least twenty-five days before the holding vention. of such primary election, the number of delegates to which each election district of said county will be entitled at the county convention of said political party to be held in said county in said year for the purpose of electing delegates to a State convention called for the purpose of nominating party candidates for State offices. It shall be the duty of the Duty of board of election commissioners of any city in which city missioners in officers are not elected at the November election, in which any cities. political party has adopted the provisions of this act, to prepare the necessary primary election ballots for use of the enrolled voters of such political party. The said city board of election commissioners shall be governed by the same rules as are prescribed for the preparation of ballots by the board of election commissioners of the county.
SEC. 23. The number of ballots to be printed for the use number to be printed.
of a political party at a primary election in any election precinct shall be at least fifty per cent. more than the total num
ber of votes cast therein at the last preceding election by such Proviso as to political party for Secretary of State: Provided, That the
number of official primary election ballots which shall be prepared for any new party shall be such number as the chairman and secretary of the city, county, district or State committee of such new party shall certify to the respective boards of elec
tion commissioners shall be necessary for use at said primary Further election: Provided, further, That unless ballots are required proviso.
for new parties in the manner herein provided, it shall be unnecessary for any board of election commissioners to prepare
ballots for any such new political party even though there may Proof be candidates who have filed nomination petitions. Proof copies copies.
of the official primary election ballot shall be on file at the office of the county clerk, or city clerk, as the case may be, for public inspection at least three days prior to the primary
election. Pamphlet Sec. 24. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to copies of act, printing of. cause to be printed pamphlet copies of this act and to furnish
to the county clerk of each county and to the city clerk of any city in which any political party adopts the provisions of this act, a sufficient number of copies thereof to enable said clerks to furnish at least two copies to each board of primary election inspectors in the particular city or county at the same time
that other supplies for an election are furnished. Official
SEC. 25. The official primary election ballots shall be preprimary ballots, how pared in the following manner; there shall be printed at the prepared.
top of the ballot in large type the words "Official Primary Ballot.” Underneath shall be printed the date of the election at which the ballot is to be used, followed, when necessary, by the designation of the political subdivision, as county, district, city, ward, etc. Then shall follow, in bold-face type, the name of the political party, below which shall appear this instruction: “Make a cross in the square to the left of as
many names for each office as are indicated under the title of Numbering. such office.” The ballots for such election district shall be
numbered consecutively, as provided for the numbering of balNames,
lots by the general election law. All names of candidates of offices, etc. each political party shall be printed on a separate ballot, and
said ballot shall be in one or more columns, as may be de. termined by the election commissioners in making up the same. The order of the offices on the ballot shall be the same, as far as may be, as is required by law in making up the ballot for a general election. The title of the office shall be immediately above the names of the candidate or candidates for such office, and under such title the words, "Vote for," followed by the word "one," "two," or a word designating the number of candidates under that head to be voted for. The names of the different candidates shall be separated from each other by a light-faced rule, with a square at the left of the name, and