The Board shall meet as necessary to transact their business and during the month of January each even numbered year elect one of their members chairman and one as vice-chairman.
M.C.L.A. Michigan Election Law 168.24A: A four member board of canvassers is established in every county in this State. The Board of County Canvassers shall conduct all recounts of elections in cities, townships, villages, school districts or any other districts and be vested with all the powers required to perform all duties in connection with any recount. Qualifications: Section 24b: Members of the Board shall be qualified electors of the County and shall take and subscribe to the constitutional oath of office. No person holding an elected public office shall be eligible for membership on the Board of County Canvassers. If any member of the Board of County Canvassers during his term of office becomes a candidate for an elected public office, his office shall be vacant. Section 24c. Selection of the members of such Board shall be made from each of the political parties casting the greatest nubmer of votes for Secretary of State at the preceding genreal November election in that County. No political party shall be represented by more than two members of the Board at any one time. The county committee of each political party, not later than September 1, of each odd numbered year shall submit to the county Clerk the names of three persons for each position to which the party is entitled. The Board of Supervisors within 10 days after convening for their annual meeting shall elect by ballot to each position, one of the three persons nominated for the position and the Board thereupon shall appoint the person to the position. Failure of the Board of Supervisors to appoint one of the persons nominated for any position on the Board wihtin 10 days after convening for their annual meeting shall result in a vacancy existing in the position and shall be filled as hereinafter provided for the filling of the vacancies on the Board. Section 24d. Wheenver a vacancy occurs in the membership of the Board of County Canvassers, the County Clerk shall give notice forthwith of the vacancy to the Chairman of the County Committee of the political party entitled to fill the vacancy. The county committee of the political committee entitled to fill any vacancy on the Board of County Canvassers, within 10 days after receiving information concerning such vacancy, shall nominate three persons for the position and submit the list of nominees to the County Clerk, who within 10 days from receipt of the nomination shall appoint one of the persons so nominated. Any person appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the balanced of the unexpired term.
Members receive per diem, mileage reimbursement and repayment of any other expenses incurred while on duty.
Four members shall be appointed for terms of four years beginning on November 1 following their appointment.