The legislature passed a bill this week allowing 16-year-olds to preregister to vote in Michigan.
- 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.
- The bill will be sent to Governor Whitmer for her consideration.