Did you know 2022 is a midterm election year? All 50 states will elect representatives,
36 states will elect governors and 34 states will elect senators, along with electing
candidates to a wide variety of local and state offices. Do your part and register
How do I register to vote?
To vote in Michigan, you must be:
- 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
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years of age (by election day)
- Not serving a sentence in jail or prison
- Register online! Michigan allows all residents of voting age with a state-issued ID to register online.
- Register in person or by mail. If you do not have a state-issued ID, have trouble with digital forms or cannot register to vote online for any reason, you can register to vote in person or by mail.
Did you know?
- Michigan does not restrict voting rights based on past criminal offenses, felony or misdemeanor. All Michigan residents who have been convicted of a crime automatically regain their right to vote upon their release from custody; however, if this applies to you, you should still re-register using the steps listed above.
- You can still vote WITHOUT a state ID. You will simply be asked to sign an affidavit stating you did not have ID with you when voting. Your ballot WILL STILL BE COUNTED on election day. The Secretary of State has a helpful guide available to affidavit voting.
- All registered Michigan voters are entitled to vote by mail. Learn more from the Secretary of State.