Requirements to vote:
18 years old on or by Election Day.
Resident of Michigan and your city or town for 30 days before Election Day.
Not serving a sentence in jail or prison.
How do I register?
In the state of Michigan, you can register to vote via mail or in person.
To register via mail, fill out this form and mail it to you local city or township clerk’s office. You can also hand-deliver the form. If you are registering to vote for the first time, you must enter your driver’s license number or personal ID number. If you cannot provide these, you can send a photocopy of your driver’s license number, personal ID card, paycheck stub, utility bill, bank document, or government document that lists both your name and address. You can find the form at: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/MIVoterRegistration_97046_7.pdf. You can find your local clerk’s office at: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk
You can also find the form at the following locations:
Your local Secretary of State branch office, which can be found at: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1640_14837-34560--,00.html
Your local county, city, or township clerk’s office, which can be found at: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk
Offices of several state agencies, like the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Community Health, and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Military recruitment centers
Voter registration drives
The deadline to register via mail is 15 days before Election Day.
To register in person, go to a local county, city or township clerk’s office. In order to register in person, you must show proof of residence. You can find their office at: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk
There is no deadline to register in person.
You don’t need to be affiliated with a political party to vote in either the primary or general election, but you can only vote on one primary ballot.
If you have moved within your city or township, you must update your address by contacting your local county, city, or township’s office. If you have moved to a new city or township, you must re-register.
Can I pre-register?
Michigan does not have any specific policy listed on pre-registration; you should contact your local county clerk’s office for more information.