Making Democracy Work

Voter Registration

Helping citizens register to vote

How To Register To Vote

Step 1 ~ You Must Be.... A US citizen, A Michigan citizen, A citizen of the town where you are registering and at least 18 years old by Election Day

Step 2 ~ Fill out an application (Must be registered 30 days before an election to vote in that election)

Step 3 ~ Submit the Application ~ Hand-deliver or mail in application

Step 4 ~ Clerk Mails Voter Card to you

Step 5 ~ Vote! (Present an acceptable photo ID at polls or sign an affidavit if not photo ID is available)

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center

Points to Remember

  • If you move to a new city or township, you must re-register.
  • If you are in jail, awaiting arraignment or trial, you may register to vote. If you are in jail after being convicted and sentenced, you may not register to vote or vote while you are confined.
  • If you register to vote by mail, you must appear in person to vote in the first election in which you wish to participate (this provision does not apply if you are over 60 years old, disabled or an overseas voter.) If you are subject to the "voting in person" requirement and have a need for an absent voter ballot, you can satisfy the requirement by requesting an absent voter ballot in person from the clerk of the city or township where you are registered to vote by the day preceding the election.

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center for more information