Register & vote NOW!

Together we can leverage our influence in Lansing and across the state to protect and promote access to the ballot for all eligible Michigan voters.

Voting before Election Day is easy! If you’re registered and ready to vote, click the button below to find your satellite vote center in Detroit. Detroit’s satellites are open now 7 days a week through Monday, November 2nd at 4pm for registered voters to cast their ballot early. After that point, already registered voters must vote at their precinct on Election Day. If you are not registered, follow the steps below to get registered to vote. 

Register to Vote

Starting on October 20, 2020 and through 8 p.m. on November 3, 2020, you have one way to register to vote:


Visit the city or township clerk’s office or satellite where you live (Detroit has 21 locations open 7 days a week!) and provide “proof of residency.” 


What is “proof of residency”?

“Proof of residency” is a document with your name and current address in the city or township where you wish to register to vote. Paper or electronic copies of any of the following documents will work:

  • A Michigan driver’s license or state ID card;
  • A utility bill;
  • A bank statement;
  • A paycheck;
  • A government check; or
  • Any other government document.


Where is my city/township clerk’s office, and when is it open?

Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center or call your city/township clerk’s office.  City and township clerks’ offices must be open during their normal hours, for at least 8 hours the weekend before each election, and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.


Do I need a photo ID or proof of citizenship to register to vote?

No. You will be asked for a photo ID if you register to vote in person. If you don’t have one or don’t have one with you, you can sign a simple form and then register to vote.  If you register to vote through the mail, and you have a Michigan driver’s license or state ID card, or a social security number, enter the numbers on your voter registration application where indicated. 


Poll Worker Recruitment

We launched this video and radio ad to help recruit poll workers in Michigan. If you are interested in becoming a poll worker, go to to sign up!

With the passage of Proposal 2 (Voters Not Politicians) and Proposal 3 (Promote the Vote) in 2018, there is no better time to engage on democracy and voting rights issues. Michigan LCV Ed Fund is building a comprehensive, statewide program for long-term collaboration with community groups in key areas to advance voting rights and wider civic engagement across the state for years to come.

The passage of same day voter registration, no excuse absentee voting and automatic registration when applying for a Michigan license or state ID — among other reforms — represent powerful tools for increasing participation in elections.