Voting in Michigan

Voting in Michigan


You may be wondering...

Am I registered to vote?

You can discover if you are already registered by visiting the Michigan Voter Information Center (part of the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office).  You can search by your name or drivers’ license to see if you are already registered to vote in Michigan. If you are registered, you will see where you are registered to vote with contact information for your local clerk.  VOTE411 will also direct you to this resource to verify your voter registration status.

How do I register to vote?

You can register to vote online, by mail or by visiting your local clerk's office. You will find step-by-step instructions for registering online or find an application to register by mail at the Michigan Voter Information Center or at VOTE411. There are deadlines for registering online or by mail. (July 20, 2020 for the August primary election and October 19, 2020 for the November general election)

You can also register in person at your local clerk's office. Check with your local clerk's office for opening hours and be sure to take documents required for eligiblity. You will be able to register on election day at your local clerk's office, too.

Information about recent changes in voter registration and absentee balloting rules can be found in the "New Voter Registration Rights in Michigan" section.

The League of Women Voters of the Holland Area sponsors voter registration events throughout the year. Check the "Events" section of our website for dates and locations. (None are scheduled at this time due to the COVID-19 restrictions.)

Can I vote by mail (absentee ballot)?

Yes! All voters in Michigan have the right to vote by absentee ballot now. It is a safe way to vote and protect your health. Forms to request an absentee ballot and detailed information can be found on the Michigan Secretary of State's website.   Your request must be received by 5pm on the Friday before the election. 

Election Information

Learn about upcoming elections, candidates and issues - local, state and national. Click the icon below and enter your zip code for information specific to your location.

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Democracy: Your Vote! Your Voice!

Thanks to City of Holland Clerk's office for providing the following very helpful information about voting. This video was produced in 2016, but has information that is useful for all city elections.

Election Results

You can find the results of past elections by clicking on the links below.

Ottawa County Election Results

Allegan County Election Results