Your polling location, as well as other voter information specific to you, can be found through the Michigan Secretary of State website.
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You may check your voting status online through the Michigan Voter Information Center website. Type in your information where prompted, and you will be informed of your voter registration status, polling location, and other voter status information.
There are several ways to process a change of address: 1) Visit a Secretary of State's Office 2) Visit the City Clerk's Office at City Hall 3) Submit a change of address form to the City Clerk's Office, or 4) complete the process with the Secretary of State's Office online.
You need to update your voter registration through the Secretary of State’s office, online through the Michigan Voter Information Center, or by returning a change of address form to the Clerk’s Office for your updated address. In the State of Michigan, your voter registration follows your drivers’ license: if you move and notify the Michigan Secretary of State’s office of your new address, your voter’s registration will also be changed to reflect your new address.
Once you register to vote, you are always registered to vote. In the State of Michigan, your voter registration follows your drivers’ license: if you move and notify the Michigan Secretary of State’s office of your new address, your voter’s registration will also be changed to reflect your new address and stay eligible to vote. Skipping voting for an election does not invalidate your voter registration.
Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason. To receive an absentee ballot for an upcoming election, you must complete and return an absentee ballot application. Your request for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to the City Clerk. You must request an absent voter ballot by submitting the application, a letter, a postcard, or a pre-printed application form obtained from the Clerk’s office. Requests may be returned by hand, via postal mail, fax, or email, as long as a signature is visible.
You can now apply online through the Michigan Voter Information Center to receive an absentee ballot.
Visit our Absentee Voting page to find out more.
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, and the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. This Act provides the legal basis for these citizens' absentee voting requirements for federal offices. Military and overseas voters have the option to email or fax the FPCA into the Clerk's office, which allows them to register to vote and request an AV ballot.
The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE) amended UOCAVA and other statutes by providing greater protections for Service Members, their eligible family members and other overseas citizens. Among other provisions, the MOVE Act requires States to send absentee ballots to UOCAVA voters at least 45 days before federal elections.
For more information or to obtain an application visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website
If you have ever wondered how to become more active in government, there are plenty of opportunities for you that do not involve running for elected office. Precinct inspectors are people who assist voters at the polls on Election Day. Registered voters interested in serving as election inspectors must submit an election inspector application to the Clerk's office. In addition to their name, address and date of birth, applicants must include their political party preference and qualifications to fill the position such as education or experience.
A precinct inspector must be a registered voter of the State. They cannot be a challenger, candidate, member of a candidate's immediate family, or a member of the local Board of Canvassers. Anyone convicted of a felony or an election crime may not serve. They must also attend training to receive certification and to prepare for an election.
Why not consider helping your community and becoming more politically active by becoming a precinct inspector? Submit the Election Inspector Application to the City Clerk's office if you are interested or contact our office to learn more.