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Voter Identification Requirement



Due to a recent court ruling, every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification.

Voters with picture identification: Voters can satisfy the picture identification requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card.

Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture identification as long as they are current:

  • Driver’s license or personal identification card issued by another state.
  • Federal or state government-issued photo identification.
  • U.S. passport.
  • Military identification card with photo.
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Tribal identification card with photo.

Voters without picture identification:

Michigan election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture identification. Voters who do not bring picture identification to the polls or do not possess picture identification can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.

Questions regarding the picture identification requirement can be directed to your City Clerk’s office at (906) 485-1091, ext. 203.


To register to vote in Michigan you must be:

To register to vote, you must be all of the following:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day
  • A resident of Michigan
  • A resident of the city or township where you are applying to register to vote.

The deadline to register in a method other than in person at the Local Clerk’s Office is now 15 days prior to the election.  With the passage of Proposal 18-3, you may now register in the final 14 days prior to an election and on Election  Day in person at the Ishpeming City Clerk’s Office with Identification and Proof of Residency.

Additional information regarding the Voter Registration process can be found at the Michigan Secretary of State website. Click here.



Who is Eligible for an Absent Voter Ballot

Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3 in November, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.

Click here to view the Secretary of State Website for further information


To view sample ballots and other information

To view a sample ballot for upcoming elections please click the link below.  Under Michigan Voter Information Center click on “View your Sample Ballot for the upcoming election”.  Then enter Marquette County;  Ishpeming City; and then either Precinct 1 – Birchview School, 663 Poplar Street or Precinct 2 – Ishpeming Senior Center, 320 S. Pine Street.


Election Dates

March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary


Election Results




If you have any questions regarding your voter registration or precinct location, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 906-485-1091, x203. 



Phone: (906)485-1091  •  Fax: (906)485-6246  •  City Hall: 100 E. Division Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849
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