Voters for None of the Above
[This contains the full text of the bill. Provided by the Center for Civic Renewal, in Oil City, PA.]
HOUSE BILL NO. 4794
May 9, 1995, Introduced by Reps. Kaza, Jamian, Whyman, Goschka, Weeks and Jaye and referred to the Committee on Local Government.
A bill to amend Act No . 116 of the Public Acts of 1954, entitled as amended "Michigan election law, as amended, being sections 168.1 to 168.992 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, by adding section 40.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Section 1, Act No. 116 of the Public Act of 1954, as amended, being sections 168.1 to 168.992 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, is amended by adding section 40 to read as follows:
SEC. 40. (1) AN OFFICIAL PRIMARY, GENERAL< OR SPECIAL ELECTION BALLOT PREPARED PURSUANT TO THIS ACT, IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ACT, SHALL PROVIDE A SPACE AFTER THE LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR EACH OFFICE BEING VOTED ON IN THAT ELECTION AND AFTER THE "YES" OR "NO" CHOICES FOR EACH BALLOT QUESTION BEING VOTED ON IN THAT ELECTION, FOR THE VOTER TO CHOOSE "NOTA". THE STATE DIRECTOR OF ELECTIONS SHALL APPROVE A MODEL BALLOT FORM TO ASSIST IN THE PREPARATION OF BALLOTS THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENT OF THIS SECTION.
(2) ALL NOTA VOTES SHALL BE CANVASSED AND RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC IN THE MANNER PROVIDED FOR ALL OTHER VOTES CAST IN AN ELECTION PURSUANT TO THIS ACT. REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF NOTA VOTES CAST FOR ANY CANDIDATE OR BALLOT QUESTION, THE CANDIDATE OR THE YES OR NO CHOICE WITH THE MOST VOTES PREVAILS IN THAT ELECTION AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS ACT.
(3) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, NOTA MEANS "NONE OF THE ABOVE."