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The answer is yes. In 2007, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that a provision of Michigan election law that requires voters to either present picture identification or sign an affidavit if they do not have picture identification with them is constitutional and enforceable.
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The answer is no. Your voter registration card is just for your reference, regarding your precinct and polling location.
Voters can satisfy the picture identification 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 identification as long as they are current:
The answer is yes. You can still be issued a ballot simply by signing an Affidavit of Voter Not in Possession of Picture Identification form, which is on the reverse side of the Application to Vote.
The affidavit can be used by:
Once you sign the affidavit, you may cast your ballot.
The answer is no. A voter not in possession of picture identification who refuses to sign the affidavit form cannot vote and should be referred to the local clerk. This is the same procedure used for voters who refuse to complete an Application to Vote: no ballot is issued.
The answer is no. A voter who claims to have picture identification but refuses to show it cannot vote and should be referred to the local clerk. The voter does not have the option of signing the affidavit form as the affidavit is designed for voters not in possession of picture identification.
The answer is yes. You can "split" your ticket when voting in the November general election. A voter participating in a November general election who wishes to cast a "split" ticket can vote for individual candidates of his or her choice under any party or can vote a "straight party" ticket and vote for individual candidates under any other party. The votes cast for individual candidates under the other parties will override the straight party vote in the races involved.
The answer is yes. At the top of a General election ballot, there is an opportunity to vote "straight" party, which selects all candidates on that party's ticket with a single vote.
If you vote for a straight party ticket, there is no need to vote again for any individual candidate in the party column. However, if you do vote straight party and then vote for an individual candidate in that same party, it will not invalidate your vote for that candidate.
The answer is no. You are not required to vote the entire ballot. You may pick and choose the races or ballot questions for which you want to vote. Skipping sections of the ballot does not invalidate your ballot.