or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Key Votes

SB 803 - Requires Proof of Citizenship to Vote - Key Vote

Michigan Key Votes

Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Proof of Citizenship to Vote

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (26-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Proof of Citizenship to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that requires a voter to submit an application affirming he or she is a U.S citizen prior to being issued a ballot, effective August 15, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires a voter to certify he or she is a U.S. citizen prior to being issued a ballot by completing an application that includes the following:
    • Name;
    • Address of residence;
    • Date of birth;
    • An affirmative statement indicating that he or she is a citizen of the U.S.; and
    • A signature.
  • Requires a voter to affirm under oath that he or she is a citizen prior to being issued a ballot if that voter did not state on the application that he or she is a U.S. citizen.
  • Prohibits issuing a ballot to an individual who refuses to state that he or she is a U.S. citizen.
  • Requires an absent voter ballot application to contain a question asking if the voter is a U.S. citizen.
  • Specifies that an absentee ballot will not be counted unless the absentee voter has confirmed on their absent voter ballot application that he or she is a U.S. citizen.
  • Authorizes a court, in the case of a contested election, to count an absentee ballot submitted by a voter who did not answer the citizenship question on the voter ballot application, but was a U.S. citizen at the time of the election.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (67-43) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Proof of Citizenship to Vote

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a voter to submit an application affirming he or she is a U.S citizen prior to being issued a ballot, effective August 15, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires a voter to certify he or she is a U.S. citizen prior to being issued a ballot by completing an application that includes the following:
    • Name;
    • Address of residence;
    • Date of birth;
    • An affirmative statement indicating that he or she is a citizen of the U.S.; and
    • A signature.
  • Requires a voter to affirm under oath that he or she is a citizen prior to being issued a ballot if that voter did not state on the application that he or she is a U.S. citizen.
  • Prohibits issuing a ballot to an individual who refuses to state that he or she is a U.S. citizen.
  • Requires an absent voter ballot application to contain a question asking if the voter is a U.S. citizen.
  • Specifies that an absentee ballot will not be counted unless the absentee voter has confirmed on their absent voter ballot application that he or she is a U.S. citizen.
  • Authorizes a court, in the case of a contested election, to count an absentee ballot submitted by a voter who did not answer the citizenship question on the voter ballot application, but was a U.S. citizen at the time of the election.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-8) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Proof of Citizenship to Vote

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

Back to top