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Michigan Residents: How to Opt Out of Michigan Residents | Step-by-Step Instructions

Last Modified Date: Mar 04, 2024

In this post, we’ll cover what Michigan Residents is and Step-by-Step instructions on How to Opt Out of Michigan Residents.

What is Michigan Residents?

Michigan Residents is a website where people can search for free public information about Michigan residents from the voter registration database. Searching on the name of a Michigan resident provides a detailed voting profile that can contain voter registration date, voter ID number, current voting status, and voting district information. In addition, full name, date of birth and current residential address are displayed in search results. Further searches can provide social profiles, court records and driving records.

If you are a Michigan resident and do not want your personal information exposed on the Michigan Residents website, follow the step by step instructions provided below and opt out.

How do I Opt Out and Remove Myself from Michigan Residents?

Currently, there are three ways to remove your personal information from data broker sites like Michigan Residents:

  1. Sign up for Optery's automated opt out and data deletion service. Our service will monitor and remove your profile from dozens of data brokers on an ongoing basis. Click here to sign up and get started with a free account and to learn about our automated service plans.
  2. Remove your personal information from Michigan Residents by following the steps outlined below. Optery provides guides with step-by-step opt out instructions for many other data brokers here.
  3. If you are a resident of California, you can opt out of data broker sites that follow the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) law. Click here to review Instructions for submitting a CCPA Data Deletion Request.

How do I Opt Out of Michigan Residents Manually?

1) Navigate to the Michigan Residents website here: In the search form, enter your first and last name and the city in Michigan where you live. Then click SEARCH RECORDS.

2) Browse through the search results and find your record. Click on your name to open the details of your record.

3) When your detailed record opens, copy your record URL indicated in the red rectangle in the image below.

4) Remain on the page with your record and scroll down to the bottom. Find the Opt Out link and click it.

How to Opt Out of Michigan Residents

5) A new window with an Opt Out form will open. Paste your record URL from Step 3 above into the field provided in Opt Out Step 1. Answer the security question and click SUBMIT.

NOTE: A security verification question may appear before Step 1 of your Opt Out. Complete the security question to continue to the Opt Out form.

How to Opt Out of Michigan Residents

6) Step 2 of the Opt Out form will appear. Enter your full name, email address, reason for your opt out, complete the security question, click the check box and click SUBMIT.

7) An on screen notification will appear to confirming your successful opt out request. Michigan Residents will remove your personal information from their website.

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