Registering to Vote

How to Register to Vote



Find out where you are registered.

You can register to vote for federal, state, and local elections by mail, at your county or city clerk's office, or by visiting any secretary of state branch office using a registration form.  To be eligible to vote register at least 30 days before the election.  

 To register to vote you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years of age by election day
  • A resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register to vote
  • If you move you must re-register at your new address

Registration Addresses


Effective April 1, 2000, Michigan law requires that the same address be used for voter registration and driver license purposes. 
 
Temporarily outside the U.S., please visit the secretary of state’s Election Department's "MOVE Act" page.

A Michigan resident who moves and registers out of state may not re-register to vote in Michigan until he or she reestablishes residency here. You may also register at the same time you renew your driver's license by mail. Eligible drivers receive a voter registration application in the mail with their driver's license renewal information.