Bill Text: MI SB0507 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Elections; absent voters; absent voter ballot; allow first-time voters to utilize. Amends sec. 509t of 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.509t).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-07-12 - Referred To Committee On Elections And Government Reform [SB0507 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2017-SB0507-Introduced.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE BILL No. 507

 

 

July 12, 2017, Introduced by Senators WARREN, BIEDA and HERTEL and referred to the Committee on Elections and Government Reform.

 

 

     A bill to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled

 

"Michigan election law,"

 

by amending section 509t (MCL 168.509t), as amended by 2004 PA 92.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 509t. (1) Notwithstanding another provision of law to the

 

contrary, a person who is a qualified elector in this state and who

 

registers to vote in a manner consistent with the national voter

 

registration act of 1993 is considered a registered voter under

 

this act.

 

     (2) A person who registers to vote in a jurisdiction in this

 

state by mail shall vote in person and shall provide identification

 

as required under section 303(b) of the help America vote act of

 

2002, 42 USC 15483, 52 USC 21083, if that person has not previously

 

voted in person in this state. This subsection does not apply to

 

any of the following registered voters:


     (a) A person entitled to vote by absentee ballot under the

 

uniformed and overseas citizens absentee voting act.

 

     (b) A person who has a disability as that term is defined in

 

section 103 of the persons with disabilities civil rights act, 1976

 

PA 220, MCL 37.1103. , or, for purposes of voting in person only, a

 

person who is 60 years of age or older.

 

     (c) A person who is entitled to vote other than in person

 

under any other federal law.

 

     (d) As to the requirement to vote in person only, any other

 

person who is entitled to vote as an absent voter as defined under

 

section 758.

 

     (3) This section does not preclude this state from prosecuting

 

a violation of this act that is also a violation of a federal

 

election or voting rights law.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.

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