May I register to vote by mail?

Yes. With the passing of Proposal 18-3's amendments to the Michigan Constitution, the Must Vote in Person (MVIP) requirement for voters who register by mail their first time in Michigan no longer applies. Please note, this does NOT eliminate the state and federal ID requirement for first time voters who register by mail. The law now defines receipt of a mail-in registration form without a postmark as received on time if it is received by the 8th day prior to the election and dated at least 15 days prior to the election. To register by mail, fill out the voter registration form (PDF), and then mail it to your city or township clerk.

If you hand-deliver your application, the staff person helping you will take your form and you don't need to do anything else.

If you have never registered to vote in Michigan and choose to mail in your application, you will need to meet an identification requirement. This means you must:

  • Enter your driver's license number or personal identification card number where requested on the form. OR
  • Send a copy of ONE of the following forms of identification with your application:
    • photocopy of your driver's license or personal ID card, or
    • photocopy of a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank document or government document that lists both your name and your address.

      NEVER SEND AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENT!

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1. Who may register to vote?
2. When and how may I register to vote?
3. Do I have to register for each election?
4. May I register to vote by mail?
5. I submitted a voter registration application. What happens next?
6. What should I do if I have moved within my city or township of residence or changed my name since the last election?
7. What should I do if I move to another city or township within the state?
8. Can I vote by absentee ballot?
9. How do I apply for an absent voter ballot?
10. When must my absentee ballot be returned?
11. How do I find my City or Township Clerk?
12. Where do I vote?
13. When are the polls open?
14. What is the voting procedure?
15. What should I do if my name does not appear on the list of registered voters at my polling place?
16. May I receive assistance when voting?
17. May I take campaign literature into the polling place?
18. Is campaigning allowed on election day?
19. Are "selfies" allowed at the polls?
20. What is the difference between a Primary and General election?