Mover's Guide: Michigan
Secretary of State Elections: 888-SOS-MICH
I moved from the address at which I am registered. What should I do?
I moved from another state.
If you moved to Michigan from another state, you must register to vote in Michigan to be able to vote. The last day to register in time to vote in the next election is thirty days before the election.
If you moved from out of state, you are only eligible to register if you have been a resident of Michigan and your township, city, or village for at least thirty days prior to the election in which you want to vote. But under federal law, if you move within thirty days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.
I moved within Michigan.
If you moved within the same township, city or village, you can send the clerk a signed request, or apply in person to update your address. If you moved to a different township or city within Michigan, you should complete a new registration form to update your registration records. That form is available here:http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MIVoterRegistration_97046_7.pdf.
The election is right around the corner and I never updated my registration from my previous address. What should I do?
Many registered Michigan voters who move are still entitled to cast a ballot that will be counted — even if they did not notify the appropriate election official about the move before Election Day.
Scenario One: New Address, but Same Polling Place
If you moved to a new address that is covered by the same polling place as your old address, you can vote a regular ballot at that polling place after confirming your change of address. This is true regardless of how close to the election you moved.
Scenario Two: New Address in Same City or Township but New Polling Place
If you moved to a new address within the same city or township but with a different polling place, you can vote at the polling place associated with your old address after filling out a written transfer of registration request which lists your new address.
Scenario Three: New Address in New City, Township, or New County
If you moved within 60 days of an election to a new address in a different city , township, or county, you can vote at the polling place associated with your old address after confirming in writing that you have moved.
 Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 168.507b; see also Michigan Department of State, Michigan Votes: Registering and Voting in Michigan (2008), available at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ED-130__97383_7.pdf.