REGISTER TO VOTE
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.
Can I vote in Michigan?
You must be registered to vote in order to vote in Michigan.
Can I register to vote?
You can register to vote for the Michigan Presidential Primary if:
You are a U.S. citizen;
You are a resident of a city or township in Michigan for at least 30 days
(or will be by March 10, 2020);
You are at least 18 years old (or will be by March 10, 2020); and
You are not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison.
What address do I use to register to vote?
You use the address you consider to be your primary residence. Your primary residence is the place where you sleep most regularly and keep your belongings.
What if I'm a student?
Students who come from Michigan and attend a school in Michigan can register to vote at their school address or their home address. Students coming from Michigan who attend a school outside of Michigan can still register to vote at their home address in Michigan. Students who are not from Michigan but are attending school in Michigan can register to vote at their school address in Michigan. For questions about registering to vote in other states, check out the resources on voting in that state.
If you have a Michigan driver’s license or state ID card and you are registered to vote in Michigan, your voter registration address and the address on your ID will be the same. If you change the address on one, it will automatically change the other. The Secretary of State will mail you a sticker with your new address to place on your license or ID card. Once registered, you can change your address through Michigan’s online voter registration system. www.mi.gov/VoterRegistration
What if I’m in jail or was convicted of a crime?
The only time you cannot register and vote is when you are serving a sentence in jail or prison.
You can register to vote and vote:
If you are in jail but have not been sentenced;
If you are serving a sentence but are not in jail or prison;
If you are on probation or parole but are not in jail or prison; or
If you served your sentence and are no longer in jail or prison.
What If I am homeless?
If you don’t have a home, you can register to vote using a street corner, park, shelter or any other place where you usually stay as your address. You can describe the location using two cross-streets.
It is helpful, but not required, to have a mailing address. This can be a local shelter, advocacy organization, outreach center, or someone who will accept mail for you.