Military and Overseas voters: You may use this form (Federal PostCard Application) to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot. This form will allow you to receive an absentee ballot for all elections in the calendar year it was submitted. You can chose to have the ballot e-mailed to you or sent to you via regular mail. Submitting a VOTED ballot electronically, however, is not allowed. Please contact our office at (616) 456-3008 if you have further questions.
Link to ExpressSOS.com
to change your driver's license/voter registration address online
under "Customer Information"
Where to Register
- Must be a U.S. citizen;
- Must be at least 18 years of age by Election Day;
- Must be a resident of Michigan and the City or Township where you are applying to register to vote.
You can register to vote for federal, state, and local elections by mail; at your county, city or township clerk's office; or by visiting any Secretary of State branch office. If you would like to register by mail, fill out the Voter Registration Form
. If you live in the City of Grand Rapids mail your form to the address below. If you do not live in the City of Grand Rapids, mail your form to your County Clerk.
Grand Rapids City Clerk's Office
300 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
You must register at least 30 days before the election. This gives the clerk time to process the forms and send you a Voter Identification Card. You must also re-register to vote whenever you move to a new city or township.
If you move within a city or township, you must update your address. This can be handled through your local clerk, at a Secretary of State branch office, by mail, or at any other location where voter registrations are accepted. Michigan voters must use the same residential address for voter registration and driver's license purposes. Consequently, if you submit a driver's license address change, it will be applied to your voter's registration. Similarly, if you submit a voter registration address change, it will be applied to your driver's license.
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