Grand Rapids Voter Information
Registering to Vote:
As long as you have a valid Michigan state driver's license or state ID, you can register to vote or update your registration online. Go to michigan.gov/vote to register.
If you’ve never registered in Michigan before, you must go in person to your city or township clerk's office before 8 pm on Election Day and provide a document showing proof of residency. The document must include your current address and can be in electronic form. You may show:
- a Michigan driver’s license or state ID
- a current utility bill
- a bank statement
- a paycheck
- a government check
- another government document
You can find your city or township clerk's office at Michigan.gov/Vote.
Apply to Vote from Home
All registered voters in Michigan can vote before Election Day using an absentee ballot. You don’t need an excuse or a reason, and online applications to vote from home are now available.
By filling out an absentee ballot application now, you will receive an absentee ballot for both the August 2 Primary and the November 8 General Election, saving you some time and stress!
You can find a step by step guide and links to the online and printable applications on the MichiganVoting.org site. Make sure you check the box to be added to the permanent absentee list. This will ensure you are sent an absentee ballot application before each election season.
If you have questions, or would like additional information, you can call 866-OUR-VOTE or one of the voter protection hotlines available in another language.