Michigan Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 11th (by mail)

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Do First Time Voters Need ID?

yes

Do All Voters Need ID?

no

Complete Michigan Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? No
Student ID accepted? Yes

 

What forms of ID are acceptable?

  • Michigan driver’s license or state-issued ID card
  • An out-of-state driver’s license
  • Any other federal or state government-issued photo ID card
  • A U.S. passport
  • A military ID card
  • Tribal identification card with photo
  • A student ID card from a high school or an accredited college

Voters without picture ID: Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture ID. Voters who do not have acceptable picture ID or forgot to bring acceptable picture ID to the polls can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.

Michigan Student Voter Info

Students who lived in Michigan prior to attending school and who wish to establish or keep their Michigan voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. The Secretary of State of Michigan has indicated that students are free to choose to register to vote at school or at home.

Michigan Ex-Offender Voter Info

HHC – Individuals currently incarcerated for any crime are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote.
Felon Voting – Anyone convicted of a misdemeanor in Michigan may not vote while incarcerated.
Vote restored after Term of Incarceration.
Non Profit Vote – Individuals incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. Visit the Michigan Department of State’s website for more information.