REGISTER TO VOTE

 

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 www.mi.gov/vote  and enter the required information to see if you are registered to vote. Check to see that you are registered to vote where you currently live.  You can also call your city, township or county clerk’s office.

What is "proof of residency"?

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

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center michigan.gov/vote, click the “Your Clerk” link on the
left-hand side of the webpage, and enter your address to find information for your city/township clerk.  Or call your city/township clerk’s office.  City and township clerks’ offices must be open during their normal hours, for at least 8 hours the weekend before each election, and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

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

No. You will be asked for a photo ID if you register 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.  If you register to vote through the mail, and you have a Michigan driver’s license or state ID card, or a social security number, enter the numbers on your voter registration application where indicated.  

If you still need to register (or to update your registration) to vote in the November 8 general election, you must do so in person at your city or township clerk's office before 8 p.m. on Election Day (November 8).

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 (November 8), 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 michigan.gov/vote and enter the required information to see if you are registered to vote. Check to see that you are registered to vote where you currently live. You can also call your city, township or county clerk’s office and ask if you are registered where you currently live. 

How do I register to vote for an upcoming election?

​Beginning on the 14th day before an election (October 25) and through 8 p.m. on Election Day, you have one way to register to vote:

 

  • Visit your city or township clerk’s office and provide “proof of residency.” 

What is "proof of residency"?

“Proof of residency” is a document with your name and current address in the city or township where you live.

 

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 michigan.gov/vote and enter your address to find the information for your city or township clerk. If your city or township clerk operates a satellite office or offices, the hours and locations of those offices will be posted as well. Alternatively, you can call your city or township clerk’s office and ask for their hours and location(s).

 

City and township clerks’ offices must be open during their normal hours, for at least eight hours the weekend before each election (November 5-6), and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day (November 8).

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

No. You will be asked for a photo ID if you register 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. If you register to vote through the mail, and you have a Michigan driver’s license or state ID card or a social security number, enter those numbers on your voter registration application where indicated.

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