Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

Voter Turnout

Our team works in partnership with many other organizations to engage voters ahead of every election, ensuring they are prepared to vote and know their options for voting. We are actively involved in get out the vote (GOTV) efforts that include phone and text banking as well as in person engagement as social distancing permits. We remind voters of key deadlines, like applying for their ballot, to ensure their voice is heard and vote is counted.

In the 2021 August mayoral and city council primaries and the November 2021 general election our team will focus on combating the typical “dip” in voter participation in non-presidential (and non-congressional) election years. Through virtual phone and text banks, our virtual canvassers will target voters who were first time or infrequent voters in 2020 with the goal of creating lifelong voters, not one-time or occasional voters only in important presidential elections.

How to Register To Vote Now:

Here is how to register to vote now that online voter registration period has expired, per the Sec. of State’s website:

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. You will also be able to vote while at your clerk’s office. The document must include your current address and can be in electronic form. You may show:

  • Michigan driver’s license or state ID
  • current utility bill
  • bank statement
  • paycheck
  • government check
  • another government document

You can find your city or township clerk's office at Michigan.gov/Vote.

If you’ve already registered but are just changing your address, you have 3 options:

  1. Go in person to your city or township clerk's office before 8pm 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: Michigan driver’s license or state ID, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, another government document
  2. Vote at your old voting location one more time. Find your voting location at Michigan.Gov/Vote.
  3. Request an absent voter ballot from your old city or township clerk.
You can find your city or township clerk's office at Michigan.gov/Vote.

How to apply for your ballot to be mailed to you and Vote at Home:

Your Absentee Ballot Application is available 75 days before August 3, 2021 primary.