Registering to Vote
With the passage of Proposal 18-3, an unregistered elector (or a registered elector who has moved) who wishes to participate in an upcoming election now has the following options:
- Register to vote in person at a Secretary of State Branch office.
- Register online at the Secretary of State's website at www.michigan.gov/vote.
- Register to vote at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 135 E. Maumee Street.
Proof of Residency
Voters who register to vote in person at the City Clerk's Office during the 14 days prior to the election, including Election Day, must show proof of residency.
Documents that may be accepted for proof of residency (these items must include the applicant’s name and current address):
- A current utility bill
- Bank statement
- Government check
- Other government document
If registering to vote on election day at the City Clerk’s Office a receipt will be printed and given to you. You must bring this receipt to the polls and give it to the election inspector on Election Day, especially if you registered after 4 p.m. the Monday before the election. The receipt will provide instructions to the election inspector on proper processing of the voter and the proper ballot to be issued.
Note: The Secretary of State, county clerk, and designated voter registration agencies are required to provide notice to person(s) who register to vote at their location in the 14 days prior to Election Day that he or she is not eligible to vote in the next election unless he or she applies in person the clerk’s office or votes at their last place of residence.
Any questions should be directed to the City Clerk at 517-264-4866 or the Deputy Clerk at 517-264-4833.