Birmingham City Charter Amendments, 2 (November 2011)
Both measures were approved
The first amendment sought to change the date when nomination petitions are due to the twelfth Tuesday prior to the specific election.
The second amendment sought to change the format of the ballots to coincide with state issued ballots.
- YES 3,801 (96.37%)
- NO 143 (3.63%)
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
| Charter Amendment I: The proposed Amendment to Section 4 would change deadlines for filing nominating petitions from the seventh Tuesday to the twelfth Tuesday prior to the election. This Amendment would make the Charter consistent with State law.Shall the Birmingham Charter, Chapter IV, Registrations, Nominations and Elections, Section 4, be amended to be consistent with state law standardizing filing deadlines for candidates for public office?
Charter Amendment II: The proposed Amendment to Section 12 would bring the City’s election ballots into compliance with State Ballot Production Standards whereby voters are required to darken an oval instead of checking a square to cast their vote for a candidate or issue. This Amendment would make the Charter consistent with state ballot standards.Shall the Birmingham Charter, Chapter IV, Registrations, Nominations and Elections, Section 12, be amended to be consistent with the State of Michigan Ballot Production Standards related to Optical Scan Ballots?