Senate Passes Change to Vote Recounts

May 3, 2024

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Legislation making changes to how election recounts are handled in Michigan was passed by the Senate this week. While supporters state this is a way to modernize the current system, those opposed said they are concerned it could make it harder to investigate fraud.

Key Points:

    • SB 603 was introduced by Senator Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit).
    • SB 604 was introduced by Senator Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield).
    • Increases the deposit amounts for recount petitions and requires the Secretary of State to adjust them every four years in line with the Consumer Price Index.
    • It makes changes to the reasons for a recount petition.
    • Requires a recount to be requested within 48 hours of certification.
    • Makes changes to the requirements and timeline for a state-level recount.

Next Steps:

    • The bills were referred to the House Elections Committee for consideration.

Michigan Legislative Consultants is a bipartisan lobbying firm based in Lansing, Michigan. Our team of lobbyists and procurement specialists provide a wide range of services for some of the most respected companies in America. For more on MLC, visit or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Recent Posts

Department Director Appointed

Department Director Appointed

Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea was appointed the director of the Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential (MiLEAP). She is taking on the role from acting director Michelle Richard, who will stay in the department in a leadership role. The appointment...

Governor Signs Mental Health Insurance Coverage

Governor Signs Mental Health Insurance Coverage

Bipartisan legislation requiring insurers to cover treatments for mental health and substance use disorder at the same level as physical health services was signed into law by Governor Whitmer. Key Points: The legislation was sponsored by Senator Sarah Anthony...

Changes to Renaissance Zones Signed Into Law

Changes to Renaissance Zones Signed Into Law

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan legislation to streamline Renaissance Zones, a state program that incentivizes job growth and investment in areas of the state that need more of both. This change aims to cut red tape and incentivize more businesses...

Looking for older articles?

We’ve recently made improvements to our blog to provide a better user experience. If you’re searching for older posts, click here to search our archive.

Michigan Legislative Consultants
110 W. Michigan Avenue
Suite 500
Lansing, MI 48933
517.372.0130 fax

1001 Woodward Avenue
Suite 500
Detroit, MI 48226

MLC is proud to be the Michigan member of NASL