NOTE: You do not need your voter registration card to vote, but according to Michigan procedure you do need to bring a photo ID, or sign an affadavit saying you do not have a picture ID with you.

It doesn't hurt to have your voter registration card, but you can vote without it. Click here to find out how to get a replacement.

What You Need to Bring with You on Election Day:


If you have voted in Michigan before, you can check your name in the Publius website. If your polling location appears to be in order, you really only need to bring yourself to the polls.

If you have a Michigan Driver's License, you can bring that along, or you can just sign an affidavit saying you don't have ID with you.


New Voters must meet the new federal ID requirement. As a first time Michigan voter you must provide identification before voting if you:

1.) registered by mail and
2.) have never previously voted in Michigan and
3.) have not already satisfied the identification requirement.

Acceptable ID includes a current and valid photo ID or a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank statement or government document that lists your name and address.

The requirement does not apply to voters who are disabled or overseas.

SPECIAL NOTE: In order for new voters to vote absentee, you must show ID to a designated election official (generally your clerk or someone at the Secretary of State's office). If you didn't register in person, you can apply for an absentee ballot at your clerk's office and show ID when you apply.



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