Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules
611 W. Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-8658 Fax: 517-335-9512
AGENCY REPORT TO THE
JOINT COMMITEE ON ADMNINISTRATIVE RULES (JCAR)
1. Agency Information
Elections & Campaign Finance
Name of person completing this form:
Phone number of person completing this form:
E-mail of person completing this form:
Name of Department Regulatory Affairs Officer reviewing this form:
2. Rule Set Information
MOAHR assigned rule set number:
Title of proposed rule set:
Disqualification from Ballot Based Upon Contents of Affidavit of Identity
3. Purpose for the proposed rules and background:
To create process for disqualification of candidates based upon contents of affidavit of identity.
4. Summary of proposed rules:
At least 15 weeks before the August primary election, candidates filing nominating petitions,
qualifying petitions or a filing fee to access the ballot for the August primary must also file an
affidavit of identity. MCL 168.558. Candidates must certify they are in compliance with the
campaign finance act and have filed or paid all outstanding fines, reports, and late filing fees.
Candidates providing false information on the affidavit of identity are ineligible to be certified to the
ballot by the filing official. MCL 168.558(4).
The rule clarifies mandatory elements necessary to be certified by the filing official and clarifies what
qualifies as an outstanding report preventing ballot access. The rules are designed to provide uniform
guidance to filing officials on the mandatory elements of the affidavit of identity and requires
candidates to inform filing officials of jurisdictions where the candidate has previously run for office.
MCL 24.242 and 24.245