Ingham County clerk approves Meridian recreational marijuana proposal recount
Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum says her office will conduct a recount of a closely decided ballot proposal in Meridian Township.
During the state primary election on Aug. 2, Meridian voters narrowly defeated a proposal to ban recreational marijuana businesses.
The decision was carried by just 12 votes.
Township resident Carla Galligan requested a recount and paid a required $1,100 fee.
Now, Byrum has announced the recount will take place September 1-2 in the Community Room of the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason.
Meridian Township will pay for the recount, which Byrum estimates at around $13,000.
The recount will require 22 two-person teams, each consisting of one Democrat and one Republican.
People can apply to work the recount at the Ingham County Clerk’s website.