Guide to Voter Registration in Michigan

Am I eligible to register to vote?

In order to register to vote you must be a citizen of the United States and at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election.

As a college student living away from home, where should I register?

You may register to vote either at your college address, or at your hometown or parent’s address. If you register at your hometown address and want to vote while attending college, you must remember to request an absentee ballot at least 30 days before the election. Check with your state election board for the exact deadline.

If I sign up to vote, will I get called for jury duty?

The court draws names from many sources, including the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). A licensed driver is more likely to be called for jury duty than a registered voter.

How do I register to vote?

You have a couple options:
1. Visit your local county clerk or Secretary of State’s Office in the county where you’d like to vote (in Ann Arbor– County ClerkSecretary of State).
2. You can get help finding registration forms on TurboVote.

When is the last day to register to vote for an election?

Although an eligible citizen may register to vote at any time, no person is eligible to vote unless he/she is registered on or before 30 days prior to the election.

Where do I vote?

Your registration card should include the address of your polling place. You may also call the local election office or view your local polling site on Head Count.

When is it necessary to re-register to vote?

You need to re-register if you move, change your name, wish to change political party affiliations or if your signature has changed.

How can I get involved in U of M’s non-partisan voter registration drive?

TUT and the UM Ginsberg Center sponsor voter registration drives on campus each year. To join us, contact

Where can I obtain more information about voter registration, voting and elections?

Additional information can be accessed at the following web sites:

If you have any questions about U of M voter registration or Turn Up Turnout, contact us at