We have seen a number of candidates fail to qualify for the ballot around the country this year, and John Conyers III, seeking to replace his father, resigned Rep. John Conyers (D-Detroit), may be the next to fall short in the signature gathering process. According to authorities at the Wayne County Elections Division, Mr. Conyers has only 880 valid nominating petition signatures from the 1,914 submitted. All candidates must submit 1,000 valid registered voter signatures from CD 13. County Clerk Cathy Garrett will make a final determination about Mr. Conyers’ ballot status later today.
The MI-13 special election is running concurrently with the general election cycle. The winner will serve the final two months of the current term along with the next full term assuming the same individual wins both the special and regular election that will be simultaneously conducted.
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