If you're a registered voter in Michigan, you have a right to vote – with or without a photo ID

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan wants registered voters to know that state law allows voters to cast a ballot with or without photo identification.  In a letter sent to county clerks last week, the ACLU asked that they post clear, accurate information about voter identification requirements at voting sites tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6, to eliminate any confusion.

"It's simple. If you're a registered voter in Michigan, you have a right to vote – with or without a photo ID," said Sharon Dolente, ACLU of Michigan voting rights expert.  "This is one of our most important rights as citizens, and the right to vote must be communicated accurately and protected by election officials."

Under Michigan law, registered voters can cast ballots if they don't have a photo ID or failed to bring it with them to the polls. The only requirement is that they sign a simple affidavit form available at each polling location.

"Voters rely on the guidance of election officials to ensure that they can exercise their fundamental right to vote," said Dolente.  "Poll workers have a legal duty to offer the affidavit to a voter without a picture ID."

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