state of michigan

101st Legislature

Regular session of 2022

Introduced by Senators LaSata, Bumstead, Horn, Theis, Stamas, Zorn, Barrett, Daley, Outman and VanderWall


AN ACT to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “An act to reorganize, consolidate, and add to the election laws; to provide for election officials and prescribe their powers and duties; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, state agencies, and state and local officials and employees; to provide for the nomination and election of candidates for public office; to provide for the resignation, removal, and recall of certain public officers; to provide for the filling of vacancies in public office; to provide for and regulate primaries and elections; to provide for the purity of elections; to guard against the abuse of the elective franchise; to define violations of this act; to provide appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal certain acts and all other acts inconsistent with this act,” by amending section 495 (MCL 168.495), as amended by 2018 PA 603.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 495. The registration application must contain all of the following:

(a) The name of the elector.

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

(c) The city or township and county of residence of the elector.

(d) The date of birth of the elector.

(e) The driver license or state personal identification card number of the elector, if available.

(f) A statement that the elector is a citizen of the United States.

(g) A statement that the elector is at the time of completing the affidavit, or will be on the date of the next election, not less than 18 years of age.

(h) 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 not less than 30 days before the next election.

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

(j) A space in which the elector shall state the place of the elector’s last registration, if any.

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

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

(m) A statement authorizing the cancellation of registration at the elector’s last place of registration.

(n) A statement that the elector understands that it is 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.

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

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