Voter Registration Information

Registering to vote is an important part of participating in the civic process and letting your voice be heard. OCC is dedicated to providing civic education and promoting nonpartisan democratic engagement.

Am I eligible to vote?

To be eligible to vote in the state of Michigan, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 17.5 years old (18 when you vote)
  • A Michigan resident (at the time you register)
  • A resident of your city or township for at least 30 days (when you vote)
  • Not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison

If you have a Michigan license or ID and are eligible to register to vote, you’ll be registered automatically when you turn 17.5 or if you complete a license or ID transaction after this age, unless you opt-out.

How to Register to Vote

If you’re eligible, you can register to vote online, by mail, or in person at your local city, township, or village clerk’s office.

  • License and ID requirements: You don’t need a Michigan license or ID to register to vote by mail or in person. A Michigan license or ID is required to register to vote or update your voter registration online.
  • Registering online: You can register to vote online up to two weeks before an election at
  • Same-day registration: While it is strongly advised that you don’t wait to register to vote before an election, under Michigan law, you can register to vote in person at your local clerk’s office up to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Voter Registration Resources