Voter Eligibility in Michigan
Taken from the Michigan DMV website:
To qualify for voter registration in Michigan, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be a resident of Michigan, and of the city/township you're registering in.
- Be at least 18 years old by the next election date.
- NOT currently imprisoned for a felony offense.*
*Your voting rights are restored once you are no longer incarcerated. You will need to re-register to vote.
When you visit the polling booths to vote on election day, you will need to provide identification, such as your:
- Driver's license or ID card.
- U.S. passport.
- Military ID card.
- Student identification.
- Tribal ID card.
Register in Michigan
you must register 30 days before an election
In Michigan, you can register to vote by mail and in person by submitting a completed State of Michigan Voter Registration Application (Form ED-121) to your city or township clerk. HOWEVER, if you are registering for the first time, you must register in person.
You can also process voter registration at your local MI SOS branch office when you apply for a driver's license/ID card, or update your address.
Once your form has been processed, your city or township clerk will issue you a MI voter identification card.