Register to Vote 🗳️
To register, you must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 18 years old on Election Day, and be a Michigan resident. You can register in person with a photo ID at the Grand Rapids Clerk's Office or a Michigan Secretary of State branch. You can also register online by completing the Voter Registration Application here.
Decide how you will vote on Tuesday, August 6th 🗓️
A registered voter may obtain an absent voter ballot for any reason. However, it is important to fill your absentee ballot out early to ensure it gets to your clerk in time. If you registered by mail, you may need to vote in person for your first election.
To register to vote absentee, fill out the online form here through the Michigan Secretary of State. Alternatively, you can also call your local clerk and request an application to vote absentee be mailed to you. You can also apply in person at your local clerk's office. Find your local clerk's office here.
In Person Voting
Once you have registered to vote, you can vote in person at your assigned polling place. If you are unsure where you need to go to vote, you can check with the Secretary of State here.
Military & Overseas Voting
To qualify for overseas voting, you must be one of the following:
Active Duty: an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine;
Family of Active Duty: an eligible spouse or family member of an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine; or
Reside Abroad: a U.S. citizen residing outside the U.S.
If you qualify, complete the Federal PostCard Application (FPCA). Michigan does not require a witness signature. Return the form to your local Clerk's Office. For more help registering to vote overseas, visit FVAP.gov.
Get ready to vote❗
Make sure you know what is on the ballot! Visit www.michigan.gov/vote in order to:
View a sample ballot for the upcoming election
Track the status of your absentee ballot
Verify your voter registration and find your polling location