Registering is the first step to voting. You can check your registration status, update your registration, or register for the first time using the resources below.
The last day to register online or by mail is October 19, 2020. In-person registration with proof of residency is available from October 20, 2020 – November 3, 2020.
Who Can Register to Vote
To register to vote in Michigan, you must be:
- You’re a U.S. citizen
- A resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register to vote for at least 30 days before election day
- At least 18 years of age (by election day)
- Not serving a sentence in jail or prison
You may pre-register to vote if you are 17.5 years old, and meet all of the other eligibility requirements to vote. If you pre-register to vote, you will automatically be registered to vote on your 18th birthday.
For more information on eligibility and registration, view our FAQ.
When Should I Re-Register?
When to re-register to vote:
- You move
- You change your name
- You change your political party preference
- You haven’t voted in the past four years
The process to re-register is the same as the process to register to vote. You can re-register online or re-register by mail.
Deadline to Register or Re-register
In Michigan, the deadline for Mail or Online Voter Registration is through Oct 19, 2020, and In-Person Voter Registration is Oct 20, 2020 – Nov 3, 2020. Please register early!
You can register to vote in person at any of the following places:
- At a Secretary of State branch office
- At the city clerk’s office
- At any state agency that provides public assistance or services to people with disabilities
- Through a voter registration drive
After October 19,2020, all applications must be submitted to the Westland clerk’s office in person.