You can register to vote at any time!

You must be registered to vote in order to vote in Michigan. You can register at any time up to 8 p.m. on Election Day, but it is better to register as soon as possible. The earlier you register the more choices you will have for how to register. 

Am I registered to vote?

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center ( to see if you are registered to vote. Check to see that you are registered to vote where you currently live.  Or call your city, township or county clerk’s office, or one of the Election Protection hotlines. 

What is “proof of residency”?

“Proof of residency” is a document with your name and current address in the city or township where you wish to register to vote. Paper or electronic copies of any of the following documents will work:

  • A Michigan driver’s license or state ID card; 

  • A utility bill;

  • A bank statement;

  • A paycheck;

  • A government check; or 

  • Any other government document.

Where is my city or township clerk’s office and when is it open?

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center ( and enter your address to find your city or township clerk’s address and hours. 

Do I need a photo ID or proof of citizenship to register to vote?

No. You may be asked for a photo ID when registering to vote in person. If you don’t have one or don’t have one with you, you can sign a simple form and then register to vote.

What if I’ve moved?

You should update your registration whenever you move.  If you haven’t updated your registration to your current address by Election Day, you can vote at your old polling place one last time if you:

  • moved within the same city or township;


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