Michigan Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodBy mail, in person, online. No changeNo legislative movement
DeadlineNo deadlineNo changeNo legislative movement
AutomaticAutomatic voter registration at DMV. No change No legislative movement
Same DayYes No changeNo legislative movement

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse requiredNo changeNo legislative movement
AutomaticNot automaticNo changeNo legislative movement
Deadline5:00 PM the Friday before the election. No changeNo legislative movement
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo changeNo legislative movement

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDSignature VerificationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxYes No Changes SB286

IN SENATE


See page 3 line 6 of bill

Mandates that ballot drop boxes close at 5:00 PM.
Return Deadline7PM on Election DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNoNo changeNo legislative movement
Limited 3rd PartyHousehold members, family members, or election officials. No changeNo legislative movement
Paid Political OperativesNot allowed.No changeNo legislative movement

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo changeNo legislative movement
In PersonYesNo changeNo legislative movement

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo changeNo legislative movement
Witness StatementNo No changeNo legislative movement
Other-- SB285

WAITING ON SIGNATURE FROM GOVERNOR

Requires driver's license number or social security number to request an absentee ballot.
Cure ProcessNo cure processNo changeNo legislative movement

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDRequestedNo changeNo legislative movement
Other OptionsIf no ID, a statement may be signed saying they do not have their ID at the time, and the vote will be counted. No change SB303

WAITING ON SIGNATURE FROM GOVERNOR



Takes away affidavit option.
Provisional BallotsNot providedno changeNo legislative movement

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours7:00 AM to 8:00 PMNo changeNo legislative movement
Wait TimeNot mentioned in statutesNo changeNo legislative movement
Electioneering100 feetNo changeNo legislative movement
Other---

Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyContinuousNo changeNo legislative movement
Voter RemovalMoving, death, request for cancellation. No change No legislative movement