Where are signatures checked?

Signatures are checked and recorded electronically by the City Clerk’s Office via the State of Michigan’s QVF (Qualified Voter File) system. In the case of duplicate signatures, (i.e. multiple signatures by the same registered voter) both the original signature and all duplicates will be discarded.

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1. What are Citizen-Initiated City Charter Amendments and Ordinance Initiatives?
2. Do organizers have to create their own petitions?
3. Are there specific rules regarding who may sign a petition?
4. Are there rules for circulators?
5. How do I file a citizen-initiated Charter Amendment or Ordinance Initiative?
6. What are the requirements to file a Citizen-Initiated City Charter Amendment?
7. Where are signatures checked?
8. How long are Charter Amendment signatures valid once collected?
9. When do Citizen-Initiated City Charter Amendments and Citizen-Initiated Ordinances petitions need to be submitted before appearing on the ballot?
10. How long does it take to certify a Citizen-Initiated Petition?
11. Will supplemental filings be accepted if additional signatures are determined to be needed after the filing is checked against the QVF?
12. How quickly will supplemental filings be checked?
13. What are the signature requirements for Citizen-Initiated Ordinances?