Technical Questions

Map Michigan's Future We hope the following page will help answer your questions about the Independent Citizens Redistricting Process. We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available. Have a question that isn't answered here? Please email Redistricting@Michigan.gov and our team will respond directly.


TECHNICAL QUESTIONS


Q: How can I access my saved or submitted application?

To access your application, please visit the following link, which will direct you to the Commission application homepage:
https://redistrictingapplication.sos.state.mi.us/

You will be prompted to select the “Apply” button on the site, which will forward you to the voter registration page. Please enter in your voter registration information as prompted and click “Continue”.

If you have already started your online application, your responses will be saved and you can continue to complete each page at any time before submitting your application.

If you have already completed your online application (i.e. pressed “Submit” on the final review page), when you enter your voter registration information you will see a pop-up window. The pop up window will offer you the option to print your completed application or start over with a new application.

Q: Does the application automatically save my answers?

The application automatically saves your responses whenever you click the “Save and Continue” option at the bottom of each page. You can leave and come back to your application and saved responses at any time by returning to the application home page and entering in your voter information.

It is possible for the session to time-out if your browser is not active. Please keep this in mind as you complete your application. For this reason, if you choose to complete the optional spaces for further information at the end of the application, consider drafting your responses in a Word document or text file and copying and pasting into the application browser once your answers are ready to submit.

Q: How can I edit my application once I have started it online?

Visit the application portal to access your saved or submitted online application. See "How can I access my saved or submitted application?"

If you have already completed your online application (i.e. pressed “Submit” on the final review page), when you enter your voter registration information you will see a pop-up window. The pop-up window will offer you the option to print your completed application or start over with a new application.

Here, select the option to start over with a new application.

Please note: If you have already returned a complete and notarized application to the Michigan Department of State and are choosing to re-submit your application with updated answers, you must start and complete an entirely new application. This new application must still be printed and notarized before it is returned to the Department of State.

Q: How do I print my online application?

Visit the application portal to access your saved or submitted online application. See "How can I access my saved or submitted application?"

If you have already started or completed your online application, you will receive a pop-up window that will offer you the option to print your completed application or start over with a new application.

Here, select the “Print” option, which will automatically direct you to a PDF copy of your application. At this time, you may choose to print the completed application from your web browser, or save a copy of your completed application to your computer to print at any time.

Q: I received a pop-up notification that says I am not registered to vote, however, I know for certain that I am. How can I correct this so I may continue my application?

Ensure the information entered on your application matches what appears on your voter registration by visiting Michigan.gov/Vote.
Then, please attempt to resubmit your information to complete the application at the following link:

https://redistrictingapplication.sos.state.mi.us/

The application may be sensitive to autofill programs on your browser. Before submitting your information, we advise that you take the time to review:

  • the spelling and order of your first, middle and last name
  • month of birth
  • year of birth
  • zip code where you are registered to vote. 

If you experience any difficulty reentering your voter registration information or accessing the application, please contact our office immediately at Redistricting@Michigan.gov

Q: Why won’t the online application accept my email address?

Please confirm there is a not a space before, after, or in between your email address.
If you continue to experience difficulty, please contact our office immediately at Redistricting@Michigan.gov.

Q: Why was my application marked as incomplete?

Applications are marked as incomplete if they are missing any required information or application pages. All questions on the application are required unless otherwise noted and all pages of the application must be mailed to the Department of State, including the notary page. You can view common errors by application type here.

Q: What are common errors that result in an application being marked incomplete?

Common errors for applications submitted online include:

  • Missing application pages
  • Missing notary signature

For those who chose to complete the application by paper application form, common errors also include:

  • Unanswered questions
  • Missing demographic information (including birth date, race, Hispanic origin, city and zip code)
  • Missing application pages
  • Missing notary signature.

Q: What does it mean if my application was rejected due to notary error?

For an application to be accepted, it must be properly notarized on the provided page before a registered notary public.
Pursuant to the Michigan Law on Notarial Acts, a notarized document must include the:

  • Registered notary’s name (printed)
  • Registered notary’s signature
  • Date of notarization
  • Notary county of commission
  • County the document is notarized in

The notarized document must also contain the:

  • Applicant’s name (printed)
  • Applicant’s signature
  • Date of notarization

If your application was rejected due to notary error, it likely means that the above information was incorrect or not included in your application.

Q: What are common errors that result in an application being rejected due to notary error?

Common notary page errors include:

  • Use of a notary who is not commissioned in the state of Michigan
  • Incorrect or missing date
  • Missing notary signature
  • Missing county of commission
  • Missing applicant signature

To confirm the individual notarizing your application is a registered notary public in Michigan, please visit Michigan.gov/NotarySearch.