POLLING PLACE LOCATIONS                                                                                                       H.B. 6071 (H-1):

                                                                                                                                                                                SUMMARY OF BILL

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House Bill 6071 (Substitute H-1 as reported)

Sponsor:   Representative Ann Bollin

House Committee:   Elections and Ethics

Senate Committee:   Elections




The bill would amend Section 662 of the Michigan Election Law to do the following:


 --     Delete references to villages throughout Section 662.

 --     Prohibit the legislative body of a city or township from designating as a polling place a building that was owned by an individual who was a candidate.

 --     Delete provisions requiring the legislative body in each city and township to arrange for the rental or erection of suitable buildings for use as polling places if publicly owned or controlled buildings are not available.

 --     Allow a legislative body, if a suitable place were not reasonably available or convenient to use, to establish a polling place at a clubhouse or conference center located within an apartment or condominium complex, hotel conference center, or recreation clubhouse, in addition to those places currently listed.

 --     Require the clerk of the city or township to obtain a signed affidavit from the owner or manager of a privately owned venue that certified that he or she was not a sponsor of a political or independent committee before the location could be designated as a polling place.

 --     Prohibit a city or township from using a building that did not meet the bill's requirements as a polling place.


MCL 168.662                                                                                 Legislative Analyst:   Stephen P. Jackson




The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.


Date Completed:   9-22-22                                                                 Fiscal Analyst:   Joe Carrasco, Jr.





This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.


Statutes affected:
House Introduced Bill: 168.662
As Passed by the House: 168.662
As Passed by the Senate: 168.662
House Concurred Bill: 168.662
Public Act: 168.662
House Enrolled Bill: 168.662