What is Proof of Residency for Voting?

This article was published by Promote the Vote Michigan as part of their weekly Digital Digest:

The Michigan Presidential Primary on February 27, 2024 is just 18 days away! This means you have one more week to register to vote online or by mail to vote in that election. Starting February 13 through 8 p.m. on Election Day, you must register to vote in person at your city or township clerk’s office with proof of residency. This week’s Digital Digest takes a closer look at the proof of residency requirement. 

Proof of residency is a document with your name and current address in the city or township where you live. Paper or electronic copies of any of the following documents will work: 

  • A Michigan driver’s license or state ID card.
  • A utility bill.
  • A bank statement.
  • A paycheck.
  • A government check.
  • Any other government document.

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Housing insecure voters often have a difficult time providing documents that match their voter registration address and can serve as proof of residency. For this reason, please encourage housing insecure voters in your community to register this week, before the proof of residency requirement kicks in. 

As a reminder, housing insecure voters can register and vote using any of these as their address: 

  • A street corner.
  • A park.
  • A shelter. 
  • An advocacy or outreach center.
  • The home of someone who will accept their mail.
  • Any other place where they usually stay.

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