To be eligible to register to vote in Clinton Township you must be:
- A citizen of the United States of America
- At least 18 years old (by Election Day)
- Not serving a sentence in jail or prison
- A resident of the Township for at least 30 days before Election Day
Michigan Election law states that the same address must be used for voter registration and driver's license purposes. That means, if the residence address you provide on the application differs from the address shown on a driver's license or personal identification card issued by the State of Michigan, the Secretary of State will automatically change your driver's license or personal ID card address to match the residence address entered on this form and mail you an updated address sticker for your driver's license or personal ID card.
Name changes must be made through a Secretary of State branch office.
Voter registration applicants that apply in person are required to provide photo identification, or complete an Affidavit of Voter not in Possession of Picture Identification.
Federal Identification Requirement
If you have never registered to vote in Michigan and choose to mail in your application, you will need to meet a Federal identification requirement. This means you must either:
- Enter your driver's license number or personal identification card number where requested on the form, or
- Send a copy of one of the following forms of identification with your application:
- A photocopy of your driver's license or personal ID card
- A photocopy of a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank document or government document that lists both your name and your address.
If you do not meet the requirement when registering, you must present one of the above listed documents before being issued a ballot at the first election in which you wish to participate.
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This Federal identification requirement for applications does not apply if:
- You are disabled
- You personally hand-deliver your application to the Township Clerk
- You are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act
Voter Registration Deadline
Applicants in Michigan may apply to register to vote in their current city/township of residence up to and including Election Day.
The Registration Deadline to register in person at a Secretary of State branch office, a designated voter registration agency, or by mail is 15 days prior to Election Day (must be postmarked 15 days prior to Election Day).
From the 14th day prior to Election Day up until 8 pm on Election Day, a voter may only register to vote in person with their local city or township clerk with proof of residency. Any registrations received by mail during this time that are not postmarked 15 days prior to Election Day will be subject to additional residency requirements and you will be contacted by your local clerk with details on how to meet those requirements.
Proof of Residency
Documents that may be accepted for proof of residency (these items must include the applicant’s name and current address) include:
- A current utility bill
- Bank statement
- Government check
- Other government document
Verify Voter Registration
To verify your voter registration status, you can visit the Michigan Voter Information Center. You can also view a sample ballot, find your polling location, or monitor the status of your absentee ballot application and ballot.