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 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, or one of the nonpartisan Election Protection hotlines at the end of this guide.
How do I register to vote for the election on November 3, 2020?
Prior to October 20, 2020, you have many ways to register to vote:
At a Secretary of State branch office;
At your city or township clerk’s office or your county clerk’s office;
At any state agency that provides public assistance or services to people with disabilities;
By mailing in a completed voter registration application postmarked by October 19, 2020; or,
Through a voter registration drive.
Starting on October 20, 2020 and through 8 p.m. on November 3, 2020, you have one way to register to vote:
Visit the city or township clerk’s office where you live 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
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 government check; or
Any other government document.
Where is my city/township clerk’s office, and when is it open?
Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center michigan.gov/vote, click on the “My Clerk” tab, 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.