Register to Vote

Requirements

To register to vote you must be 

  • a U.S citizen;
  • at least 18 years of age by election day, and 
  • a resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to vote

To check if you are registered, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center.  If you find you are not registered, please visit the Voter Registration page to find out more about registering.

Application & Rules

Voter registration rules and requirements were recently updated by the Michigan Bureau of Elections.  

Voters may register in person or by mail up to 15 days prior to an election. You may register to vote at the Office of the City Clerk or any Michigan Secretary of State Branch Office.

Voters may also register within 14 days of an election, up to and including Election Day, only through the following:

  1. Must be done in person at the Office of the City Clerk, and
  2. Must show proof of residency in addition to proof of identity (or an ID that proves both).

By law, voters must be 30-day residents of a jurisdiction to be qualified to vote in that jurisdiction.