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Registration in Michigan is permanent, however, any time you move from one community and into another in this state you must re-register.
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You may register to vote at your County Clerk’s Office, your city or township clerk’s office, at any Secretary of State branch office or you may register to vote by mail 15 days prior to the election.
You may register to vote in person with your City/Township Clerk's office until 8:00 P.M. on Election Night.
Registering To Vote By Mail
You may register to vote by mail using this Michigan voter application (PDF) to vote. The form will supply you with the names and addresses of all of the county clerks in Michigan so that you can mail the application directly to your county clerk. Some city clerks’ names and addresses are also listed.
In order to register to vote you must be:
To register in person 14 days or less prior to the Election you will need to show proof of residency. (A photocopy of a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank document or government document that lists both your name and your address).
If you change your address within a community, the clerk should be notified so that you may be placed into the correct precinct. You may also change your address at any Secretary of State branch office.
Any name change due to marriage or legal action should be reported to the clerk by mail, in person, or at a Secretary of State branch office.