Act No. 196

Public Acts of 2022

Approved by the Governor

October 7, 2022

Filed with the Secretary of State

October 7, 2022

EFFECTIVE DATE:  October 7, 2022








state of michigan

101st Legislature

Regular session of 2022

Introduced by Senator Wojno


AN ACT to amend 1954 PA 116, entitled “An act to reorganize, consolidate, and add to the election laws; to provide for election officials and prescribe their powers and duties; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, state agencies, and state and local officials and employees; to provide for the nomination and election of candidates for public office; to provide for the resignation, removal, and recall of certain public officers; to provide for the filling of vacancies in public office; to provide for and regulate primaries and elections; to provide for the purity of elections; to guard against the abuse of the elective franchise; to define violations of this act; to provide appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; and to repeal certain acts and all other acts inconsistent with this act,” (MCL 168.1 to 168.992) by adding section 18a.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 18a. As used in this act, “United States Department of Defense verified electronic signature” means the certificate-based digital identification code issued to qualified personnel by the United States Department of Defense as part of the Common Access Card, or its successor.


Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No. 311 of the 101st Legislature is enacted into law.

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Description automatically generatedThis act is ordered to take immediate effect.


Secretary of the Senate


Clerk of the House of Representatives