Birmingham City Charter Amendments, 2 (November 2011)

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Two Birmingham City Charter Amendment measures were on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Birmingham which is in Oakland County.

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.

  • YES 3,678 (94.28%)Approveda
  • NO 223 (5.72%)

The second amendment sought to change the format of the ballots to coincide with state issued ballots.[1]

  • YES 3,801 (96.37%)Approveda
  • NO 143 (3.63%)[2]

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?[3]

References

  1. Oakland County Clerk, November Candidate and Issues List
  2. Oakland County Elections, Current Election Results
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.