Who Is Eligible To Vote?



VOTER ELIGIBILITY

Who is eligible to vote in Michigan?

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 years of age by Election Day.
  • A resident of the township in which you are applying to register.
  • You cannot be confined in jail after being convicted and sentenced.

When is the last date that I can register to vote for the next election?
To be eligible to vote for the next election you must register to vote at least 15 days prior to the election.  The final 14 days prior to an election and on Election Day you may register to vote in person with the local clerk, in addition to photo ID you will be required to show proof of residency.  Proof of residency documents must include the applicant’s name and current address.

Does everyone have to register to be eligible to vote?
Yes, registration is required under Michigan law to be eligible to vote.

Do I need to re-register to vote?
Registration in this state is considered permanent, so you do not need to re-register for each election. You need to re-register anytime you move and change your address or when you change your name. Re-registration is also necessary if for any reason your registration has been cancelled and it cannot be reinstated.

I am a first-time voter. Is there anything special I need to know?
If you have never voted in Michigan and register by mail, you may be subject to an identification requirement provided under federal law. The identification requirement is explained on the mail-in registration form.

What if I am outside the U.S?
Go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program Web site (www.fvap.gov), download and complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA can also be used to obtain an absent voter ballot by e-mail, fax or regular mail.

How do I to know if I reside in the Township of Green Oak Charter Township?
You can call the Clerk's Office at 810-231-1333 ext. 117 or check the Michigan Voter Information Center (Michigan.gov/vote).  If you have one, you can also check your voter registration card.

Can I register to vote at the polls on Election Day and then be able to cast my ballot?
No, you cannot register at the polls, however, you may register to vote in person on Election Day with the local clerk, in addition to photo ID you will be required to show proof of residency.  Proof of residency documents must include the applicant’s name and current address.  Same day registrants have the option to vote an AV ballot in the clerk’s office or vote in their precinct on Election Day.

How do I find out if I am already registered to vote in Green Oak Charter Township?
You should call the Township Clerk's Office at 810-231-1333 ext. 117 or check the Michigan Voter Information Center (Michigan.gov/vote).

Do I need to re-register if I have moved away and moved back?
If you have moved to another community and registered to vote there, you will need to re-register to vote. If you have moved away for a long period of time and did not register to vote in that community you may wish to check with the local clerk’s office to see if you are still registered to vote.

I have moved within the township limits but I didn't change my registration, can I still vote? If so, where do I vote?
Yes, you can vote at your previous polling location. You should fill out a change of address form at your old precinct to receive a new voter registration card in the mail showing your new precinct number and new voting location.  Alternatively, you may register to vote in person on Election Day with the local clerk, in addition to photo ID you will be required to show proof of residency.  Proof of residency documents must include the applicant’s name and current address.  Same day registrants have the option to vote an AV ballot in the clerk’s office or vote in their precinct on Election Day.

What if I change my address?
If you move within your city, township or village, a change of address should be made with your local clerk or at a Secretary of State Branch Office. If you have not completed a change of address prior to Election Day, you will not lose your right to vote. A change of address card will be completed at the polling place when you vote.

If you move outside your city, township or village, a change of address should be made with your local clerk or at a Secretary of State Branch Office. The change of address may be made by mail as well as in person. If you moved within 60 days of the election, and you have not re-registered at the new address, you can vote at the polling location for your previous address. Alternatively, you may register to vote in person on Election Day with the local clerk, in addition to photo ID you will be required to show proof of residency.  Proof of residency documents must include the applicant’s name and current address.  Same day registrants have the option to vote an AV ballot in the clerk’s office or vote in their precinct on Election Day.

What if my name changes?
Any name change due to marriage or legal action may be reported to the clerk by:

  1. The Secretary of State Branch Office
  2. A person changing their name should re-register, but may vote under their former name.

 

 

 

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