(3) Communications with the office may be made between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except on legal holidays. All communications to the board shall
be directed to the following:
(a) Mailing address:
Michigan Department of State
Board of State Canvassers
P.O. Box 20126
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Mutual Building, 4th Floor
208 N. Capitol Avenue
(c) Telephone Number:
(4) The secretary of state may designate other locations and telephone numbers
for communicating with the board.
History: 1997 AACS.
R 168.844 Hearings.
Rule 4. (1) The secretary of the board shall serve notice of any hearing to be held by
the board by regular mail, telephone, facsimile transmission or other electronic means
at least 2 days before the date of the hearing. The notice shall include the hearing date,
time, place and reason for holding the hearing, and shall be served on the following
(a) The sponsor, and any opponent requesting notice, of an initiative or
referendum petition; or
(b) A candidate or any person challenging the candidate's nominating petition.
(2) Unless otherwise indicated in the notice of hearing, all hearings shall be held in
the offices of the secretary of state, Mutual Building, Lansing, Michigan.
(3) A person may appear at a hearing either in person, by a duly authorized
representative, or by counsel, and shall file a written appearance with the board on a
form provided by the board.
(4) A person served with a notice of hearing may file a written argument with the
board and with the other parties, if any, at least 1 day prior to the date of the hearing.
(5) If a person properly served with a notice of hearing fails to appear for the
hearing, the board, if no adjournment is granted, may proceed with the hearing and
make its decision in the absence of the person.
(6) The board may issue a subpoena upon its own initiative, at the written request of
the secretary of the board, or at the written request of a party to the hearing.
(7) A hearing shall be adjourned or continued only by order of the board.
(8) A request for an adjournment or continuance shall be in writing and shall state
the reason for the request.
History: 1997 AACS.