Voter Registration within 14 Days of Election

If you are within 14 days before the election, all applications must be submitted to your local city or township clerk’s office in person.

The Michigan Primary election will be held on August 2, 2022. So this 14-day period is between July 19 to August 2. During this period, all voter registering must be in person at the clerks office,  but one advantage of this is that 

You can do a triple play: Register to vote, get your ballot, and vote – all in one visit to the clerk.

To see your ballot in advance of visiting your clerk go to vote411.org.

In Detroit, you can also register to vote at Satellite Voting Locations, which can be found here.

Proof of residency:

You must show proof of where you live. Documents must have your name and current address. You can show a digital copy of documents. Acceptable documents include:

  • Michigan driver’s license or state ID
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck or government check
  • Other government document

Eligibility:

To be eligible to register to vote you must be:

  • A Michigan resident (at the time you register) and a resident of your city or township for at least 30 days (when you vote)
  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 years of age (when you vote)
  • Not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison

Outside (before and after) that 14 day period, there are several options to fill out a voter registration

  • Online at bit.ly/VAACvotes
  • At a Secretary of State branch office
  • At your city or township clerk’s office or your county clerk’s office
  • At any state agency that provides public assistance or services to people with disabilities
  • By mailing in a completed voter registration application postmarked at least 15 days before the election; or,
  • Through a voter registration drive

If you are within 14 days before the election, all applications must be submitted to your local city or township clerk’s office in person. Or if you choose to skip voting in the primary election, you can register online or by mail the day after the election on August 2.