Voting

Bring Identification
Effective in November 2007, voters must bring a photo ID with them to the polls, or sign a form stating that they do not have any, per Michigan election law. Voters who do not possess either document can show any of the following forms of picture ID as long as the documents are current:
  • Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state (must include photo)
  • Federal or state government-issued photo identification
  • Military ID with photo
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning
  • Tribal identification card with photo
  • U.S. passport
The ID must include the person's name. It does not have to include a residential address.

Voting Equipment for Those with Disabilities
Special equipment is now available to Midlanders that will make voting much easier for those with disabilities. Called AutoMARK, the machine has many pluses:
  • The AutoMARK screen lets voters magnify the ballot and contrast the screen for easier visibility.
  • There is a touch screen component for those who have difficulty holding a writing instrument.
  • A Braille keypad is available for the blind.
  • The ballot can be read to a voter through headphones if they have difficulty reading a ballot.
  • There is a sip 'n' puff port on the machine for voters who utilize such a device for mobility and independence.