How do I register to Vote?,
- Go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP.gov), download and complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).
- Return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your City or Township Clerk.
Other ways to register:
- The last day to register by Mail - A resident mailing in a voter registration application or update of address must do so on or before the fifteenth (15th) day before the next election.
- Last Day to Register in Person - Local city or township clerks can accept voter registration applications up to and on Election Day. If registering to vote less than 15 days before an election or on Election Day, residents must visit the city or township clerk's office and show proof of residency (Michigan ID with current address, utility bill, etc.) to be eligible to vote in that election.
- Your voter registration will not be valid until accepted by the local city or township clerk’s office. Please contact your city or township clerk if you do not receive a voter identification card in the mail within 2 weeks after registering.
- Michigan election law requires that the same address be used for voter registration and driver’s license purposes.
What are the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens qualifications to register to vote?,
- A member of a uniformed service on active duty who is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States.)
- A member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of service in the Merchant Marine, is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States.)
- A spouse or dependent of a member of a uniformed service or a member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of the active duty or service of the member, is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside or outside the United States.)
- A civilian voter who is outside the United States and is eligible to vote in Michigan.
- A member of the National Guard activated on state orders.
How do I get an Absentee Vote Ballot?,
Each year go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FPCA.gov), download a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).
Complete and submit by postal mail, fax, or scan and email to your local clerk based on your home residence.
Check the appropriate box for e-mail, fax or mail to receive the ballot.
The FPCA can also be used to register to vote. See the Michigan Voter Information Center to locate your home residence City or Township Clerk.
Check the status of a requested absent voter ballot?,
Does everyone have to register to be eligible to vote?,
You can register to vote in-person up to and including Election Day.