You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution
For Military Service Members
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state.
If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S.
To vote from overseas:
Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.
Can I vote if I have a record?
You probably can. Find out!
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. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.
I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?
My school's address or my parent's address?
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.
Will I need ID?
Do I need ID to register to vote?
To register to vote in Michigan you should provide one of the following:
Your Michigan Driver's License Number
Your Michigan ID Number
If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:
The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
If you are registering for the first time by mail and can not be identified by the ID information you provided, you will need to provide proof of residence. Acceptable forms of proof of residence include:
Current and Valid Photo ID
Valid Driver's License except one issued to an individual that is not a United States citizen
Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
Current Utility Bill or Pay Check or Bank Statement
Do I need ID if I am voting in person?
If you are registered to vote in Michigan, you are required to show ID to vote; or, you may instead sign an affidavit or similar document. Accepted forms of ID include:
Valid Michigan Driver's License
Michigan Personal ID
If you do not have an ID from the above list, in Michigan additional, acceptable forms of ID include: