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]

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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.




     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.