Voter Preregistration Changes Pass

Nov 10, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

The legislature passed a bill this week allowing 16-year-olds to preregister to vote in Michigan.

Key Points:

    • Under current law, a person can register to vote when they turn 17.5.
    • With the change, a resident of a city or township can preregister to vote in that area when they turn 16.
    • Beginning June 1, 2024, the Secretary of State’s office is required to inform residents between the ages of 16 and 18 who have applied for a driver’s license or state ID they can preregister.
    • Twenty-five states and Washington D.C. allow voter preregistration before a person turns 18, sixteen of those and D.C. allow preregistration at 16.

Next Steps:

    • The bill will be sent to Governor Whitmer for her consideration.

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