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What is it?

Voter registration is how an individual applies to vote for elected Local, State and Federal officials. In order to vote in Michigan an individual is required to register with the Secretary of State, have a valid picture ID as well as a permanent address.

What do I need to know?

Formerly incarcerated people are allowed to vote in the State of Michigan even if they have a felony conviction, as long as they meet all other general eligibility requirements for voting (U.S. citizen, age 18 or older on the day of the election, meet residency requirements, etc.)

People who have never voted before need to register before they can vote. Those who were incarcerated due to a felony conviction may need to re-register to vote, even if they have registered before. Check with the Secretary of State office to see if they need to re-register.

Be prepared to have the last four digits of your Social Security number or your driver’s license number handy when you register (this will prevent you from having to send in additional paperwork), as well as your permanent address. You will need to register at least 30 days before the election. Registration is free.

You can register to vote for federal, state, and local elections by mail; at your county, city, or township clerk's office or by visiting any Secretary of State branch office.

Where do I find it?

For more information about voting visit: http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1633_8716_8726_47669---,00.html

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