No. 5 April Term 1972, Docket No. 53,359.

387 Mich. 436 (1972)

196 N.W.2d 761


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided May 4, 1972.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Glenn Aylsworth and Richard L. Benedict, for plaintiff.

Zerafa & Zerafa, for defendant.


Bryce Petrie, plaintiff, was a write-in candidate for the office of Sheriff of Antrim County in the election of November 5, 1968. He was the sole write-in candidate and opponent to the Republican nominee, Robert Curtis.

Curtis was declared the winner. Upon a subsequent recount, however, Petrie would have been the winner if 132 votes had not been invalidated. These votes had plaintiff's last name, "Petrie," written on the ballots but failed to include...

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