Michigan Election Law (Excerpt) Act 116 Of 1954

Published: 2015

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Act 116 of 1954

168.500a Registration or change in registration of person applying for renewal of operator's or chauffeur's license; application; contents; signing and stamping application; verification receipt; forwarding application to county clerk or city or township clerk.

Sec. 500a.

(1) The secretary of state or the secretary of state's agent shall afford a person who appears in a department of state branch office or a person who applies for renewal of an operator's or chauffeur's license under section 307 of the Michigan vehicle code, Act No. 300 of the Public Acts of 1949, being section 257.307 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, an opportunity to complete an application to register to vote or to change the person's voting registration name or address, if the applicant possesses the qualifications of an elector on the date of application or will possess the qualifications at the next election. This subsection does not require a registered elector to periodically reregister or to renew his or her registration. The application for registration made under this section shall contain all of the following:

(a) The name of the applicant.

(b) The residence address of the applicant, including the street and number or rural route and box number and apartment number, if any.

(c) The city or township and county of residence of the applicant, and the school district of the applicant, if known.

(d) The date of birth of the applicant.

(e) The birthplace of the applicant.

(f) The driver's license or state personal identification card number of the applicant, if available.

(g) A statement that the applicant has the qualifications of an elector as of the date of applying for registration, or will have the qualifications of an elector at the next election.

(h) A statement that the registration is not effective until processed by the clerk of the city or township in which the applicant resides.

(i) A statement that the applicant, if qualified, may vote at an election occurring not less than 30 days after the date of completing the application.

(j) A space to indicate the applicant's last place of registration, if any.

(k) A statement authorizing the cancellation of registration at the applicant's last place of registration.

(l) A space for the applicant to sign and certify to the truth of the statements on the application.

(2) The applicant shall sign the application. Upon receipt of the application, the agent shall sign the application, stamp the application with a validation stamp, and provide the applicant with a receipt verifying the registration application. The agent shall promptly forward the application to the county clerk of the applicant's residence or to a city or township clerk designated by the secretary of state.

History: Add. 1975, Act 28, Eff. July 1, 1975


Am. 1978, Act 173, Imd. Eff. May 30, 1978


Am. 1980, Act 512, Imd. Eff. Jan. 26, 1981


Am. 1988, Act 275, Eff. Sept. 1, 1988


Am. 1994, Act 4, Imd. Eff. Feb. 18, 1994


Am. 1995, Act 87, Imd. Eff. June 20, 1995
Popular Name: Election Code

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