What is the Voter ID requirement?

When you go to the polls to cast a ballot, you will be asked to produce photo identification. The requirements are the result of a 1996 law determined to be enforceable by the Michigan Supreme Court in 2007.
The following types of photo ID are acceptable:

  • Michigan driver's license or state-issued ID card
  • Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state
  • Federal or state government-issued photo identification
  • U.S. passport
  • Military ID with photo
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning
  • Tribal identification card with photo

The ID does not need your address. If you do not have photo ID or do not bring it with you to the polls, you may still vote. Simply sign an affidavit stating that you are not in possession of photo identification. Your ballot is included with all others and is counted on Election Day.

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1. Who qualifies for an absent voter ballot?
2. How do I get an absent voter ballot?
3. How can I check on the status of my absent voter ballot request?
4. What hours are the polls open on Election Day?
5. How can I check on the status of my absent voter ballot request?
6. Does Michigan allow early voting?
7. How does the voter ID requirement affect me if I vote with an absent voter ballot?
8. What is the Voter ID requirement?
9. How do I determine where I go to vote?
10. How can I learn about the candidates and proposals in my area?
11. Can I use a camera in the polls?
12. If I register to vote by mail, do I need to be aware of any special requirements?
13. Must I vote the entire ballot?
14. Can I wear election-related clothing to the polls?
15. When is the absent voter ballot due?
16. Requesting an Emergency Absentee Ballot