Voters Must Now Declare Their Citizenship

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Voters must declare they are qualified to vote before getting a ballot under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The Republican governor signed legislation Friday containing that requirement and other election law changes.
Representatives for Snyder and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson say the leaders worked out concerns that led to his veto of similar legislation this summer. The new law doesn't include a citizen check-off box on ballot applications, which had been barred by a federal judge in the November election.
The law requires voters to sign a statement affirming their citizenship, address and birthdate. Absentee ballot applications will say voters must be a U.S. citizen.
The bill also requires photo identification for those registering to vote. Those without ID could sign an affidavit and register.


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  • by Tracy Location: East Lansing on Dec 29, 2012 at 07:20 AM
    What does 'Bow declare' mean?
  • by Ed Murphy Location: Lansing on Dec 29, 2012 at 06:19 AM
    If we file our taxes by mail or through the internet, why can we not vote in the same manner? Ed Murphy
  • by Sue Location: Lansing on Dec 28, 2012 at 09:41 PM
    What? We have to bow?
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Dec 28, 2012 at 09:03 PM
    "Voters Must Bow Declare Their Citizenship" Oh my GOD, your reporters and editors are idiots! Who let this one slip?
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