August 14, 2012
by carlsnodgrass

iamateenagefeminist:

Yesterday I tried voting with my university ID and was turned away and told I needed a drivers license. Luckily, I had my license on me and was able to vote, but I should not have been turned away to vote.

You do not need a drivers license or Michigan ID card to vote. Any photo ID allows you to vote in the state of Michigan, and if you do not have a photo ID you may sign a waiver confirming your identity and vote. 

YOU DO NOT NEED A PHOTO ID TO VOTE

IF YOU ARE TURNED AWAY AT THE POLLS CALL 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Did a quick fact-check to make sure, and iamateenagefeminist is 100% right.  An important reminder that lines can get crossed and information can get muddled even among elections officials. 

Don’t let yourself get turned away at the polls.  Make sure you’re registered and complying with your state’s voter ID laws.  And, if you are, don’t let them turn you away.  I don’t know of a state that isn’t required to let you vote a provisional ballot at the very least.

(via iamayoungfeminist)

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