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Free Notary Services

  • Intro

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

    Here are some options:

    • Local banks and credit unions offer notary services. Many offer notary services to their customers free of charge.
    • Remote and electronic notary services are available in Michigan, for a fee. Approved companies are listed on our website. You can learn more in our e-notary guide.
    • You can make an appointment at your local Secretary of State office to have your application notarized for free. Please note that in accordance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, all Secretary of State offices are closed until at least April 23 to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect public health, but you can still make an appointment for a future visit (subject to cancellation).
    • 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 generously 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 and returning it to the Department of State.