Michigan voter registration guide
Michigan voter registration deadlines
- Register to vote (online): 15 days before Election Day
- Register to vote (by mail): Postmarked 15 days before Election Day
- Register to vote (in person): Election Day
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'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.
Michigan online voter registration
- You can register to vote online if you have a Michigan driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.
- 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 15 days before Election Day.
Michigan by-mail voter registration
- Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- 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.
- Box 7 - Choice of Party: Not required.
- Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
- 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.
- Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
- Your voter registration form must be postmarked 15 days before Election Day
Michigan in-person voter registration
- Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
- 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.
Michigan same day registration
- Summary: Michigan has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
- Where to go:
Go to your Local Election Office. Click here to look up the address.
- What to bring:
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.
- Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.
Registering to vote in Michigan with a felony conviction
If you have been convicted of a felony and would like to register to vote, please visit Restore Your Vote. They will help you determine your eligibility and guide you through the process.
Local election office
Contact your local election office if you have questions.
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
- Michigan online voter registration
- Michigan online absentee ballot request
- Michigan voter status lookup
- Michigan absentee ballot tracker
- Michigan polling place locator