MICHIGAN Voter ID Information

Registered Michigan voters must show an acceptable photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN MICHIGAN

PHOTO ID:
  • Michigan driver’s license or MI personal ID card
  • Driver’s License or other ID issued by another state or federal government*
  • U.S. Passport*
  • Military ID card*
  • Student ID card from high school or accredited institution of higher education*
  • Tribal ID card*

* must be current

If you don’t bring or have an acceptable ID, you can still vote by signing an affidavit on Election Day.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

YES! Michigan accepts current photo ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

Yes! Michigan accepts a current student photo ID card to vote.

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