Identification Needed for Voting at Polls

Every Michigan voter who votes at the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.

Voters With a Picture ID

Voters can satisfy the ID requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card.

Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture ID as long as it is current:

  • Driver’s license or personal ID card issued by another state
  • Federal or state government-issued photo ID
  • U.S. passport
  • Military identification card with photo
  • Student identification with photo
  • Tribal identification card with photo

Voters Without a Picture ID

Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have a picture ID. Voters who do not have an acceptable picture ID or forgot to bring an acceptable picture ID to the polls can vote like any other voter by signing an Affidavit of Voter not in Possession of Picture Identification.