As used in this act:

(a) “Absent voter” is defined in section 758.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 168.2

  • Election: means an election or primary election at which the electors of this state or of a subdivision of this state choose or nominate by ballot an individual for public office or decide a ballot question lawfully submitted to them. See Michigan Laws 168.2
  • primary election: as used in this act , shall mean a primary election held for the purpose of deciding by ballot who shall be the nominees for the offices named in this act, or for the election by ballot of delegates to political conventions. See Michigan Laws 168.7
  • Regular election: means an election held on a regular election date to elect an individual to, or nominate an individual for, elective office in the regular course of the terms of that elective office. See Michigan Laws 168.3
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  • United States: shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o

(b) “Ballot container” is defined in section 14a.

(c) “Business day” or “secular day” means a day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

(d) “Clearly observable boundaries” is defined in section 654a.

(e) “Election” means an election or primary election at which the electors of this state or of a subdivision of this state choose or nominate by ballot an individual for public office or decide a ballot question lawfully submitted to them.

(f) “Election precinct” is defined in section 654.

(g) “Fall” state and county conventions and “spring” state and county conventions are assigned meanings in section 596.

(h) “General election” or “general November election” means the election held on the November regular election date in an even numbered year.

(i) “Identification for election purposes” means, if issued to the individual presenting the card or document and if presented for voting purposes the name on the card or document sufficiently matches the individual’s name in his or her voter registration record so as to accurately identify the individual as the registered elector, or if issued to the individual presenting the card or document and if presented for voter registration purposes, any of the following:

(i) An operator’s or chauffeur’s license issued under the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.1 to 257.923, or an enhanced driver license issued under the enhanced driver license and enhanced official state personal identification card act, 2008 PA 23, MCL 28.301 to 28.308.

(ii) An official state personal identification card issued under 1972 PA 222, MCL 28.291 to 28.300, or an enhanced official state personal identification card issued under the enhanced driver license and enhanced official state personal identification card act, 2008 PA 23, MCL 28.301 to 28.308.

(iii) A current operator’s or chauffeur’s license issued by another state.

(iv) A current state personal identification card issued by another state.

(v) A current state government issued photo identification card.

(vi) A current United States passport or federal government issued photo identification card.

(vii) A current military photo identification card.

(viii) A current tribal photo identification card.

(ix) A current student photo identification card issued by a high school in this state, an institution of higher education in this state described in section 4, 5, or 6 of article VIII of the state constitution of 1963, a junior college or community college established under section 7 of article VIII of the state constitution of 1963, or another accredited degree or certificate granting college or university, junior college, or community college located in this state.

(j) “Immediate family” means an individual’s father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, and spouse and a relative of any degree residing in the same household as that individual.