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Michigan voter registration guide

Michigan voter registration deadlines

  • Register to vote (online): Received by October 19, 2020
  • Register to vote (by mail): Postmarked by October 19, 2020
  • Register to vote (in person): Received by November 3, 2020

Check your Michigan voter registration status

  • If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Michigan registration using the Michigan voter registration lookup tool.
  • If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.

Michigan voter registration rules

To register in Michigan you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • be a resident of Michigan and be a resident of your city or township for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • not be currently incarcerated after being convicted and sentenced

Warning: Michigan law requires that the same address be used for voter registration and driver license purposes. Therefore, if the residence address you provide on this form differs from the address shown on a driver license or personal identification card issued by the State of Michigan, the Secretary of State will automatically change your driver 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 license or personal identification card.

Register to vote online in Michigan

  • Michigan voters must include their Michigan driver's license number or state ID number and the last 4 digits of their social security number with their online voter registration application.
  • Visit the Michigan online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your Local Election Office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is received by October 19, 2020.

Register to vote by mail in Michigan

  1. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Michigan driver's license number or the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you don't have any of these numbers, enter "NONE" in this space.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: Not required.
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  5. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  6. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
  7. Your voter registration form must be postmarked by October 19, 2020

Register to vote in person in Michigan

  1. Contact your Local Election Office to find where to register to vote in person.
  2. Michigan voters must provide their Michigan driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must also physically show a valid photo ID AND proof of residency. A Michigan driver's license meets both requirements.

Local Election Office

Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions about Michigan voter registration.

Statewide election office

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