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License or ID Sex designation correction

  • No, submitting a Sex Designation Form will only correct the sex designation on your license or ID and cannot be used to apply to change your name on your credential or any other municipal, state or federal identification records.

    License or ID name correction

  • Yes, you can update your standard license or ID to a REAL ID-compliant version at the time of changing your sex designation. To do so, you must also provide documentation proving your legal presence in the United States.

    REAL ID information

  • You can denote your sex on your license or ID as nonbinary (X), female (F), or male (M).

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  • Driver’s license – $9
    ID – $10

  • No. When you arrive to vote, state law requires that you provide photo ID. However, poll workers aren’t instructed to verify sex designation before issuing a ballot and you aren’t required to provide verification.

    If you don’t have your ID or if there is a question about your identity, you are permitted to sign an affidavit, under the penalty of perjury, that you are who you claim to be, and you will be issued a special ballot to be counted on Election Day. For more information, contact your local clerk’s office or the Michigan Bureau of Elections.

    Contact your local clerk

  • Unless you opt out or are already registered to vote in Michigan, you will be automatically registered to vote at the time of updating your license or ID. If you are already registered to vote, your voter registration status won’t change after updating your license or ID.

    Check your voter registration status

  • No. Because sex designation isn’t recorded on voter registration, your voter registration information won’t change after changing your sex designation on your license or ID, provided that no other aspects of your registration have changed (i.e. your name, address, etc.). If you have changed your address, you will need to update your voter registration information. You may update your voter registration online or at your local clerk’s office.

    Update your voter registration