Voter Identification Requirement in Effect
Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or by signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.
(See MCL 168.523 for picture identification requirement).
Voters with Picture Identification: Voters can satisfy the picture identification requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card.
Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture identification:
- Current driver’s license or personal identification card issued by another state.
- Current federal or state government issued photo identification.
- Current U.S. passport.
- Current military photo identification card.
- Current tribal photo identification card.
- Current student photo identification card issued by a high school or an institution of higher education in this state.
Voters without picture identification: Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture identification. Voters who do not bring picture identification to the polls or who do not possess picture identification can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit. These forms will be available at the polling location.
Questions regarding the picture identification requirement can be directed to your local city or township clerk’s office.