New legislation now allows a voter to register in person, by mail, or online up to 15 days prior to an election and be eligible to vote in that upcoming election. Voters may also register in person with their local Clerk’s office within 14 days of an election, including Election Day, and be eligible to vote on election day, provided that they show proof of residency in addition to proof of identity (or an ID that proves both). Acceptable proofs of residency are documents that include the applicant’s name and current address, and include a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, and other government documents. This proof may be in electronic form.
Please Note: The changes in registration procedures and requirements do not waive the thirty-day requirement of living in the city/township for which one is registering to vote.