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.


You must register 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote.


You can register to vote for federal, state, and local elections by mail: at your county, city or township clerk’s office, or by visiting any of the 178 Secretary of State branch offices located throughout the state.


Absentee Voter:

If you register by mail, you must vote in person at your assigned precinct the first time you vote, unless you are:

  • disabled as defined by state law
  • 60 years of age or older
  • temporarily residing overseas


To Vote:
Simply appear at your assigned polling place on election day.  The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.


You may vote with an absent voter ballot if:


  • you are unable to vote without assistance;
  • you are 60 years of age or older.
  • you expect to be absent from your city or township on election day.
  • you are in jail, awaiting arraignment or trial
  • you have been assigned to work as a precinct inspector in a precinct other than where you are registered
  • you are unable to attend the polls because of religious beliefs.


View Voter Registration Application


Voter Registration is Free