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Ann Arbor City Council Candidate Wins Ruling that Absentee Ballots That Don’t List Him Cannot be Counted

On July 22, a U.S. District Court in Michigan ruled that any absentee ballots received in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, city council race, that don’t include candidate Bob Dascola, cannot be counted. See this story.

Dascola had won a court order in the same case in May 2014, putting his name on the ballot. The election is in August. Some absentee ballots were mailed out by election officials that did not include his name. Absentee voters who were sent the defective ballot were also sent a correct ballot later. But the latest issue was what to do with any defective ballots that were sent in by voters. There will probably be very few such ballots.

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  1. Jim Riley

    The Ann Arbor city council has placed measures on the November ballot that would restore the durational residency limits in the city charter. In the 1970s a federal court had declared them to be unconstitutional. Subsequent Supreme Court rulings had rejected the reasoning of the lower courts, but did not specifically overturn contrary rulings.

    Ann Arbor then attempted to apply the still existent language in the charter, but which was still subject to the 1970s court orders.

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