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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
QUALIFIED ELECTOR. Intending to be consistent with § 10 of the state’s Election Law, being M.C.L.A. § 168.10, a United States citizen who has been a resident of the state for six months, the city for 30 days and is 18 years or older.
RESIDENCE. Intending to be consistent with § 11 of the state’s Election Law, being M.C.L.A. § 168.11, the place at which a person habitually sleeps, keeps his or her personal effects and has a regular place of lodging. If a person has more than one residence, or if a wife has a residence separate from that of the husband, that place at which the person resides the greater part of the time shall be his or her official residence for the purposes of this act. This section shall not be construed to affect existing judicial interpretation of the term RESIDENCE.
(1) An elector shall not be deemed to have gained or lost a residence by reason of being employed in the service of the United States or of the state, while engaged in the navigation of the waters of the state or of the United States or of the high seas, while a student at an institution of learning, while kept at any state facility or hospital at public expense, or while confined in a jail or prison. Honorably discharged members of the armed forces of the United States or of the state and who reside in the veterans’ facility established by the state may acquire a residence where the facility is located. The residence of a person who is a patient receiving treatment at a hospital or other facility pursuant to Public Act 258 of 1974, as amended, being M.C.L.A. §§ 330.1001 to 330.2106, is the village, city or township where the person resided immediately before admission to the hospital or other facility.
(2) A member of the armed forces of the United States shall not be deemed a “resident” of the state in consequence of being stationed in a military or naval place within the state.
(Prior Code, § 1.407)