VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION                                                      S.B. 302 (S-1):

                                                                                  SUMMARY OF SUBSTITUTE BILL

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Senate Bill 302 (Substitute S-1)

Sponsor:  Senator Kimberly A. LaSata

Committee:  Elections


Date Completed:  6-16-21




The bill would amend the Michigan Election Law to require a voter registration application to include a statement that the elector did not claim voting residence or the right to vote in another state or territory.


Currently, a voter registration application must include all of the following information:


 --    The elector's name, residence address, including the street and number or rural route and box number and the apartment number, if any, and city or township and county of residence.

 --    The elector's date of birth.

 --    The elector's driver license or State personal identification card number, if available.

 --    A statement that the elector is a citizen of the United States.

 --    A statement that the elector is at the time of completing the affidavit, or will be on the date of the next election, at least 18 years of age.

 --    A statement that the elector has or will have lived in Michigan at least 30 days before the next election.

 --    A statement that the elector has or will have established his or her residence in the township or city in which the elector is applying for registration at least 30 days before the next election.

 --    A statement that the elector is or will be a qualified elector of the township or city on the date of the next election.

 --    A space in which the elector must state the place of the elector's last registration, if any.

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

 --    A statement that the applicant, if qualified, may vote at an election occurring on or after the date of completing the application.

 --    A statement authorizing the cancellation of registration at the elector's last place of registration.

 --    A space for the elector to sign and certify to the truth of the statements on the application.


In addition to the information already required by the application, the bill would require the application to contain a statement that the elector understood that it was a felony to offer to vote or attempt to vote more than once at the same election either in the same or another voting precinct.


MCL 168.495                                                              Legislative Analyst:  Dana Adams





The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.


                                                                                      Fiscal Analyst:  Joe Carrasco


This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.