Court hearing moved to Wednesday, May 21 in Congressman John Conyers ballot battle

(WXYZ) - A court hearing in Detroit Federal Court that could get Congressman John Conyers back on the ballot has been moved to next Wednesday. 

At issue is a Michigan requirement that nominating petition circulators must be registered voters. The issue is whether that is constitutional. 

A similar case in Ohio that went to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled circulators do not have to be registered voters. 

Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett has ruled Congressman Conyers is not on the August Primary ballot because two of his circulators were not registered voters until after they gathered petition signatures. 

Conyers also has an appeal with the Michigan Secretary of State and Circuit Court. Conyers could also run as a write-in candidate. 

Conyers has been in Congress 50 years. The Reverend Horace Sheffield is running against Conyers and is on the August Primary ballot. 

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