[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Council of the Village of Bellevue as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-17-1973 by Ord. No. 60]
This article shall be known as "the Election Code of the Village of Bellevue."
The purpose of this article is to exempt the Village of Bellevue from the provisions of Act No.148 of Public Acts of 1973 for the election of Village officers, which said election and all matters pertaining thereto shall be conducted in the manner prescribed by the former statute for the conduct of regular elections for Village officers, meaning MSA § 5.1230 through MSA § 5.1242, as amended.
Editor's Note: MCLA § 62.5 et seq.
[Adopted 2-20-2002 by Ord. No. 102]
As authorized by Section 3(1) and (2), Chapter III of 1895 PA 3, as amended (MCLA §§ 63.1 and 63.2), Village elections in the Village of Bellevue shall hereafter be nonpartisan.
The Village of Bellevue shall not conduct primary elections for Village offices.
Number of members; terms of office.
[Added 1-24-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-001]
The elective officers of the Village shall be six Village Council members and one Village President. At the 2006 election:
Three Village Council members shall be elected for a term of two years and then each four years thereafter;
Three Village Council members shall be elected for a term of four years and then each four years thereafter; and
The Village President shall be elected for a term of four years and then four years thereafter.
Term of office shall begin the first December meeting following a Village Council member's or Village President's election to office.
Village Council members shall be elected at large. The candidates for Village Council, in number equal to the number of vacancies for the Village Council, who receive the highest number of votes shall be declared elected to the office of Village Council member.
The candidate for Village President who receives the highest number of votes shall be declared elected to the office of Village President.
In the event that there shall be no choice between or among candidates as a result of two or more candidates receiving an equal number of votes, the Village shall follow the procedures for deciding a tie vote as set forth in the Michigan Election Law, PA 116 of 1954, as amended (MCLA § 168.1 et seq.).
This article shall apply beginning with the first Village election for which the nomination deadline is not less than 30 days after the effective date of this article.
This article shall take effect 45 days after the date of its adoption, unless a petition signed by not less than 10% of the registered electors of the Village is filed with the Village Clerk or Village office within such 45 days. If a petition is filed within such period of time, this article shall then take effect only upon its approval at the next general Village election or special Village election held on the question of whether this article shall be approved. Notice of the delayed effect of this article and the right of petition under this section shall be published separately at the same time and in the same manner as this article or a notice of the ordinance is published in a local newspaper of general circulation.
This article shall be adopted by an affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of the members of the Village Council.
The Village Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this article and cause the same to be published as required by law.