How can Michigan residents without a Michigan state ID card or driver's license register to vote?

First-time Michigan voters are not required to present a Michigan driver’s license or state ID card when registering to vote. Michigan residents can register to vote in person anytime up to and on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at their local clerk’s office. Information for all local city and township clerks in Michigan is available online at

When registering to vote, new Michigan residents will be asked to provide identification and one document (paper or electronic copy) with their name, Michigan address, and proof of no fewer than 30 days of residency in the city or township where they wish to register and vote prior to the General Election, such as:

  • A utility bill.
  • Signed lease agreement.
  • Financial aid or other university document.
  • Bank or credit card statement.
  • Paystub or document issued by a government agency.


Last updated Oct. 26, 2020