To register in Michigan you must:
Warning: Michigan law requires that the same address be used for voter registration and driver's license purposes. Therefore, if the residence address you provide on this form differs from the address shown on a driver's license or personal identification card issued by the State of Michigan, the Secretary of State will automatically change your driver's license or personal identification card address to match the residence address entered on this form. If an address change is made, the Secretary of State will mail you an address update sticker for your driver's license or personal identification card.
Go to your Local Election Office. Click here to look up the address.
Bring your Michigan driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.
Absentee ballots and mail ballots are the same thing, and the process for getting one is straight forward.
Any registered Michigan voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
In almost all cases, you will need to sign up to vote by mail. The state won’t just mail you a ballot. Don't worry: we will walk you through it. There are only a handful of steps:
Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions.
This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Michigan elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.
Michigan Department of State Bureau of Elections P.O. Box 20126 Lansing, MI 48901‐0726