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Free Notary Services

  • Intro

    The deadline to submit a complete and notarized application to serve
    on the Commission was Monday, June 1, 2020.

    Part of the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission application process requires that the application be signed in the presence of a notary.

    Remote and electronic notarization

  • Intro 2

    Several certified remote/e-notaries in Michigan have generously volunteered to provide this service for free. Here is what you need to do:

    1. Contact a notary on this list (link no longer active) and schedule an appointment.

    2. Follow the instructions of the notary and remote/e-notary online platform to notarize your completed application.

    3. Return your application to the Department of State. You can either email your notarized application to MDOS-NotarizedApplication@Michigan.gov  or print and mail the completed and notarized application to Michigan Department of State, P.O. Box 30318, Lansing, MI, 48909.

    Not interested in remote/e-notary? Here are some other options:

    • Local banks and credit unions offer notary services. Many offer notary services to their customers free of charge.
       
    • Your county or local election clerk may also offer notary services for this application for free. Find your local clerk

    Finally, you can click on your county below to find notaries who have volunteered to provide this service for this application for free. Please be sure to contact any notary on this list prior to making arrangements to have your application notarized as their office hours and availability may have changed due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. Please note:

    • These notaries are voluntarily offering to provide this service—for this application only—for free.
       
    • This free notary service is only for individuals applying to the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.
       
    • Applicants are fully responsible for completing the application form, having it notarized and returning it to the Department of State.

PDFs By County

  • PDFS

    This section previously contained a list of notaries who offered free services for individuals applying to the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. The application period closed June 1, 2020.