Before you can vote in any election you must first register to vote. To register to vote you must be:
a U.S. citizen
at least 18 years of age by election day
a resident of Michigan and the City or Township where you are applying to register to vote
You must register at least 30 days before the election. You can register to vote for federal, state and local elections by mail or by visiting your county or local clerks office, or any Secretary of State branch office.
If you have never voted in Michigan and register by mail, you must appear in person to vote in the first election in which you wish to participate. This requirement does not apply if (1) you personally hand deliver the mail registration form to your county, city or township clerk's office instead of mailing a form, (2) you are 60 years of age or more, (3) you are disabled, or (4) you are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
Whenever you move to a new city or township, you must re-register to vote. If you move within a township or city, you must update your address. This can be done through the local clerk's office, a Secretary of state branch office or by mail.