The constitutional amendment 18-3 ("Promote the Vote") that Michigan voters passed in November, 2018 grants Michigan citizens new voting rights. Some of the new rights are still being implemented, and this page will be updated as changes occur.
VOTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
In order to vote in Michigan you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old by election day and a resident of the city or township in where you register. Click here, to watch this short video on registering to vote in the November, 2020 election.
Now available in Michigan! Click here to access the
Secretary of State's on-line registration.
AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION
Effective September 10, 2019, customers at branch offices for driver's licenses (DL) and personal identification cards (PID) who are eligible but not currently registered to vote will be automatically registered to vote unless the person opts out. Instead of filling out a separate voter registration form, the voter registration question is now built into the driver's license application. Each customer who goes in for DL or PID transaction (new, renewal, change of address, etc.) will fill out a form which will include a citizenship question, and an opt-out box that eligible customers may check if they do not wish to be registered to vote. Branch office staff wil verify eligibility during the DL transaction, non-citizens and other ineligibles will not be registered regardless of whether or not they check the opt out box.
REGISTER TO VOTE ANYTIME
You can click registration form to download, print and mail/deliver your registration to:
- Any Secretary of State branch office
- Your county, city or township clerk's office. Click here to find your local clerk's office
- Offices of several state agencies, such as the Department of Human Services, the Department of Community Health and the Department of Labor and Economic Growth
- Military recruitment centers
Through 15 days before the Election, you can register either by mail, in person at your city/ township/county clerk’s office or at a Secretary of State office, or at a registration drive.
During the last 14 days before the Election and on Election Day, you may register in person at your clerk’s office with proof of residency (Driver’s license or personal ID card or any of the following: utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, government document. This must be current and have your name and address on it (Electronic copy ok)
The weekend before the Election, clerk offices are open an extra 8 hours – to register and to vote. Go to your clerk’s website for specific hours.
To find your local clerk, or confirm your registration and find out where your precinct is, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center.