Voter Eligibility

You are qualified to vote in Michigan if:

  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You are at least 18 years of age by election day.
  • You are a resident of Michigan and at least a 30 day resident of the city or township where you are applying to register to vote by election day.


You may register at any of the following locations:

  • At the office of the county, city, township or village clerk.
  • A branch office of the Secretary of State where you obtain your driver's license. This constitutes application; registration does not occur until the local clerk accepts the application.

By Mail

  • Secretary of State "Renewal by Mail" Program allows citizens who are renewing their driver's license by mail to register to vote by mail at the same time.
  • Mail Registration Program includes the state mail-in voter registration application form and the federal mail-in voter registration application form.
  • Registration applicants who register to vote using the Mail Registration Program may be subject to voting restrictions.

Change of Address

If you change your address within the city, township or village, notify your local clerk. You will then be placed in the correct precinct and issued a new voter registration card. The change may also be made at a branch office of the Secretary of State or at the polls on election day.

If you move from one community to another, you must re-register to be able to vote.

Name Change

Changes in name due to marriage or legal action require re-registration. This may be done at any Secretary of State office.