In Michigan, if someone did not bring their photo ID with them, they are free to sign an affidavit as state below on the Michigan Secretary of State website:
Voting Without Photo ID
If you do not have photo ID, you can still cast a ballot simply by signing an affidavit.
The affidavit can be used by:
- Voters who do not have acceptable photo ID
- Voters who have photo ID but didn't bring it to the polls
Once you sign the affidavit, you may cast your ballot. It will be counted with all other ballots on Election Day.
However, there is a scenario I can imagine where I attempt to vote in two different locations as two different people, just stating that I forgot to bring my ID. And Michigan IDs do not necessarily need an address, it is possible that both people "don't have an address" on their ID. Because of this (and other scenarios that may be thought of) this lead me to ask the question:
What specific safeguards are in place to prevent a person from voting multiple times in Michigan if they "forgot" to bring an ID and acts as if all the other "people" he or she votes as don't have an address on their "IDs"?