MICHIGAN ELECTION LAW (EXCERPT)
Act 116 of 1954
168.758 “Absent voter” defined; provisions inapplicable to persons residing outside of state; exceptions.
(1) For the purposes of this act, “absent voter” means a qualified and registered elector who meets 1 or more of the following requirements:
(a) On account of physical disability, cannot without another's assistance attend the polls on the day of an election.
(b) On account of the tenets of his or her religion, cannot attend the polls on the day of election.
(c) Cannot attend the polls on the day of an election in the precinct in which he or she resides because of being an election precinct inspector in another precinct.
(d) Is 60 years of age or older.
(e) Is absent or expects to be absent from the township or city in which he or she resides during the entire period the polls are open for voting on the day of an election.
(f) Cannot attend the polls on election day because of being confined in jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who has moved outside of this state, regardless of length of his or her residence outside of this state, and who no longer maintains an actual residence in this state. The storage of personal effects or household goods, the ownership of property that is rented or leased to others, or occasional brief visits to a former domicile in this state while residing outside of this state for most of the year does not constitute a residence for voting purposes in this state, except for each of the following:
(a) A person described in section 1 of article II of the state constitution of 1963 and statutes enacted under that section.
(b) A person described in section 759a.
History: 1954, Act 116, Eff. June 1, 1955
Am. 1959, Act 171, Eff. Mar. 19, 1960
Am. 1963, 2nd Ex. Sess., Act 56, Eff. Mar. 24, 1964
Am. 1965, Act 354, Eff. Mar. 31, 1966
Am. 1971, Act 201, Imd. Eff. Dec. 27, 1971
Am. 1974, Act 189, Imd. Eff. July 2, 1974
Am. 1975, Act 178, Imd. Eff. July 25, 1975
Am. 1996, Act 207, Imd. Eff. May 21, 1996
Popular Name: Election Code
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