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, a designated voter registration agency, the voter’s county, city, or township clerk’s office or by mail no later than the 15th day prior to the election.
- Register to vote during the 14 days prior to the election, including on Election Day, by applying in person at his or her city or township clerk’s office.
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 at his or her city or township clerk’s office or votes at their last place of residence.
Where to Register
You can register to vote for federal, state, county, city and school elections by mail; at your county, or City Clerk’s Office; or by visiting any Michigan Secretary of State Branch Office. In addition, specified agencies providing services through the Family Independence Agency, the Department of Community Health, and the Department of Career Development offer voter registration services to their clients. Military recruitment centers also provide voter registration services.
Proof of Residency
voters who register to vote in person with their city or township clerk during the 14 days prior to the election, including on 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
Upon registering to vote at the City Clerk’s Office, a receipt must will be printed and issued. The voter must bring this receipt to the precinct on Election Day, especially if registered after 4 p.m. the day before the election. The receipt will provide instructions to the election inspectors on proper processing of the voter and the proper ballot to be issued.
All voter registration for the City of Adrian can be done in person at the City Clerk’s Office on the 2nd floor of City Hall at 135 E. Maumee St, Adrian MI 49221. We can also accept voter registration forms by mail. The voter registration form must be received by mail no later than the 15th day prior to the election.
Also with the passage of Proposal 18-3, an unregistered elector may choose to register to vote on Election Day at the Adrian City Clerk’s Office between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 pm.
Note: Registering to vote cannot be done at the polling location.
Any questions should be directed to the City Clerk at 517-264-4866 or the Deputy Clerk at 517-264-4833.