Voter ID rules are different based on whether you vote by absentee ballot or in person.
Any registered Michigan voter can choose to use an absentee ballot. You don’t have to give a reason for not voting in person.
You have to apply to receive an absentee ballot. If you need assistance, another person can help fill out the application.
You do not need to include ID with your application.
Voters with print disabilities can request to receive an accessible absentee ballot. In Michigan, a print disability includes anything that makes it difficult to read, write, or use printed materials. An accessible ballot lets you mark your ballot electronically.
You do not need to include an ID with your completed ballot.
Michigan does not allow you to return your ballot electronically.
Michigan asks you to show a photo ID when you vote in person. If you don’t an ID that works, you can still vote a regular ballot if you sign a simple form (called an affidavit).
You can use your Michigan driver’s license or ID even if it is expired.
You can use one of these photo IDs if it is unexpired:
Page Updated: August 2023