League of Women Voters

Michigan ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you hand-deliver your registration application the staff person helping you will take your form and you don't need to do anything else.

If you are registering to vote for the first time in Michigan and you mail in your application, you must either:

  • Enter your drivers license number or personal ID card number where requested on the form
  • Send a copy of either your driver's license or personal ID card or a photocopy of a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank document or government document that lists both your name and your address. Do not send an original document - only a photocopy!

The residential address you use for voter registration must be the same as the address on your driver's license. Submitting a change for a driver's license address will be applied to your voter registration and visa versa.

If you have never voted in Michigan and submit your registration application through the mail or at a voter registration drive, you must appear in person to vote in the first election in which you wish to participate. This requirement does not apply if:

  • You personally hand-deliver your from to your county, city or township clerk instead of mailing the form
  • You are 60 years or older
  • You are disabled
  • You are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.


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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-YALLA-US (Arabic)


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