Am I Registered?
The Michigan Voter Information Center is very useful in identifying if you are a registered voter. The site will also provide helpful information such as precinct locations and maps and a calendar of important election dates.
How Do I Register?
To register to vote you must be:
- a U.S. citizen;
- at least 18 years of age by election day;
- a resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register to vote.
The following is a listing of voter registration locations:
|Kalamazoo County Clerk||Kalamazoo City Clerk||Secretary of State Branch|
|201 W Kalamazoo Ave.||241 W. South St. Rm 104||3298 Stadium Drive|
|(269) 383-8840||(269) 337-8793||(888) 767-6424|
|Map It!||Map It!||Map It!|
Voter registration (.pdf) may also be completed by mail. Please note there are special provisions for voters who register by mail. A mail registrant will be required to vote in person the first time if he or she has not previously voted in the State of Michigan.
In addition, the following State agencies offer voter registration services to their clients: Department of Human Services, the Department of Community Health and the Department of Career Development. Military recruitment centers also provide voter registration services.
- When registering in person, voters must present identification or sign an affidavit stating they do not have identification with them.
- Your voter registration address must match your driver's license address.
- If you register by mail or anywhere other than the Secretary of State branch office, your address on your driver's license will be changed as well.
- A sticker with your new address will be mailed to you for the back of your driver's license.
One can register at any time but in order to be eligible for an election, registration must be completed at least 30 days prior to the election. The registration deadlines for the 2017 elections are:
- Monday, April 3, 2017 for the May 2, 2017 May Consolidated Election
- Tuesday, October 10, 2017 for the November 7, 2017 Municipal Election
Registration Statistics are updated as of March 9, 2017. The numbers are broken down by Gender and Age.
I've misplaced my voter identification card, do I need it on Election Day?
No. Your voter identification card only serves as your reference. It lists your polling location and provides district information. You do not need your voter identification at the polls. However, you should bring photo identification at the polls if you have it.
What if I have a felony?
Felons have voting rights in Michigan as long as their sentence has been completed. Please refer to the information above to register to vote.
I've recently moved from another State and am ineligible to vote in Michigan. Can I still vote?
It depends on the State but most will allow you to vote one last time if your move was within 60 days of the election. To verify this information with the State you formerly lived in, visit the Can I Vote? website by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) for contact information.
I'll be 18 after the close of registration. I want to vote, what do I do?
Michigan allows you to register when you are 17-1/2. Be sure to register before the close of registration. As soon as you turn 18, you'll be able to vote in any election.