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Section 1. This Charter shall be submitted to the electors of the Village of Franklin for their approval or rejection at an election to be held on Tuesday, the fifteenth of June, 1954, at which election the several elective Village officers provided for in this Charter shall also be elected.
Section 2. Prior to the submission of this Charter, it shall be published once in a newspaper published in the County of Oakland and circulated in the Village of Franklin, not less than two (2) weeks, nor more than four (4) weeks preceding said election, together with a notice of said election, which notice shall state that at said election the question of adopting said proposed Charter will be voted on, and the elective officers provided for therein will be elected, and shall also state the location of the polling place for such election and other matters required by law. Notice of said election shall also be posted in at least ten (10) public places within the Village not less than two (2) weeks prior to said election.
Section 3. Candidates for the several elective Village offices provided for in this Charter shall be nominated by petition signed by not less than fifteen (15) and not more than twenty (20) qualified electors of the Village and filed with the Secretary of this Charter Commission on or before 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time, on the twenty-ninth day of May, 1954. Such petitions shall be in substantially the form provided in Chapter IV for nominating petitions. At the same election, the names of candidates, and those only, who have filed nominating petitions as aforesaid, shall be printed on the ballot.
Section 4. The election district for said election shall be the entire Village of Franklin, and the polling place for said election shall be designated by this Charter Commission and published as hereinbefore provided.
Section 5. The ballots for elective officers at said election shall be in the form provided for in this Charter for the election of officers, and the form of the ballot on the question of the adoption or rejection of this Charter shall be substantially as follows:
Election held in Village of Franklin, Michigan on June 15, 1954.
(Instructions: A cross (X) in the square after the word "yes" is in favor of the charter, and a cross (X) in the square after the word "no" is against the charter.)
"Shall the proposed charter for the Village of Franklin, drafted by the charter commission, elected on the 3rd day of November, 1953, be adopted?"
YES ( )
NO ( )
Section 6. The polls for said election shall be opened at 7:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, or as soon thereafter as may be, and shall be continued open until 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, of the same day.
Said election shall be conducted by such inspectors and clerks as shall hereafter be designated by the resolution of this Charter Commission.
The votes cast at said election shall be canvassed by a canvassing board of three (3) electors to be hereafter designated by resolution of this Charter Commission.
Section 7. The registration of electors shall be conducted in the manner provided by law for registration in new villages. The Secretary of this Charter Commission shall cause the ballots for said election to be printed and delivered to the polling place before the opening of the polls on said election day. The returns of the Election Board as to the results of said election shall be made to the canvassing board designated by this Charter Commission, immediately after the counting of the ballots is completed. Except as may be otherwise provided in this chapter and in the general laws of the State, the Charter Commission shall conduct the election as provided in Chapter IV of this Charter so far as the provisions of said chapter are applicable.
Section 8. The canvassing board appointed to canvass the votes cast at said election to be held on June 15, 1954, shall as soon as practicable after said election meet and canvass the votes cast at said election and determine the result thereof.
Section 9. If this Charter be approved at said election, then two (2) printed copies thereof, with the vote for and against the same, duly certified by the Village Clerk, shall within thirty (30) days after the vote is taken be filed with each the Secretary of State and the County Clerk of Oakland County, and upon the filing thereof this Charter shall become effective.
EDWARD J. GREEN, Chairman
STANLEY S. KRENTEL, Secretary
CLIFFORD H. HARRISON
MARGUERITE F. RITNER
BERT D. WOOD
Members of the Charter Commission