[Michlib-l] building access in the election law

James Lenze jamesl at Gardencitymi.org
Wed Jun 14 15:08:58 EDT 2017

I am not a lawyer, but as I understand it, the question comes down to whether the area in question is a public forum, and whether or not the government has allowed other types of free speech in the area in the past.
Here is a link to document from the ACLU about petitioning.  The 2nd question on page 2 addresses petitioning in public buildings.

James B Lenze, Director
Garden City Public Library
jamesl at gardencitymi.org

From: Lise Mitchell via Michlib-l<mailto:michlib-l at mcls.org>
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Subject: [Michlib-l] building access in the election law


Does anybody know of in the Michigan election law or any state law that gives people collecting signatures for petitions special rights to collect signatures in public buildings?

Or the section of law about guaranteeing access to public buildings to collect signatures for petitions.

I've only read about no collecting signatures near polling places.

thanks, lise

Lise Mitchell, Director
Grand Ledge Area District Library
131 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

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