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September 22, 2009

Detroit voters to decide how to elect council members

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Michigan Court of Appeals has reversed a Wayne County Circuit Court decision from last week that struck a ballot proposal that will allow voters to decide whether to elect City Council members by district beginning in the 2013 election cycle. Unless the Michigan Supreme Court intervenes, the proposal will appear on the November 3 ballot. The trial court had concluded that the ballot language was "insufficient." But the Court of Appeals held that the City Clerk had a clear legal duty to place the proposal on the ballot after she "canvassed the petitions . . . and certified the sufficiency of the petition."

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