2003 House Bill 4824 ↩
Senate Roll Call 618:
To require all local and state primary, general, and special elections in the state, including school elections, to be held on one of four days during the year: the last Tuesday in February, or the Tuesday after the first Monday in either May, August, or November. This would not apply to special elections called to fill vacancies in statewide or legislative offices. School districts would be allowed to call one special bond, millage or debt election per year on a Tuesday that is not on one of the proposed regular election dates, and is not within 35 days of one of them (a “floater” date), if a petition is signed by at least 10 percent of the number of district voters voting in the last gubernatorial election, or 3,000 electors, whichever is less. The bill is part of an election consolidation package comprised of House Bills 4820 to 4828, and Senate Bill 877. House bill 4820 deals with school elections, and Senate Bill 877 sets the rules for the school "floater" date.