New Election Law Requirements
Effective March 28, 2013, Photo ID requirements for In-Person Voter Registration and In-Person Absent Voter Ballot Issuance:
Requires in-person voter registration applicants to provide photo identification. Mail-in voter registration applications are not subject to this new ID requirement.
Requires a voter who obtains an Absent Voter Ballot in person at the Clerk’s Office to present Photo ID.
If a person does not present Photo ID when registering to vote in person at their local City Clerk’s Office, County Clerk’s Office or any Secretary of State branch office and/or when obtaining an Absent Voter Ballot in person at their local Clerk’s Office, they will be required to sign an Affidavit of Person not in Possession of Photo ID. (PA 523 of 2012).
In order to register to vote:
- You must be a citizen of the United States.
- You must be a resident of the State of Michigan and at least a 30-day resident of the City by Election Day.
- You must be 18 years of age or older by Election Day.
You may register to vote at any Secretary of State’s Office or by contacting your County Clerk or City Clerk’s Office. PLEASE NOTE that by law, the address on your driver’s license record must match the address on your voter registration record. If you make a change to either record it will automatically change the other.
You must be registered 30 days prior to an election in order to be eligible to vote in that election.
Oakland County Clerk’s Office
1200 N Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI 48341
Farmington Hills City Clerk
31555 W Eleven Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
IMPORTANT (especially for college students): Please be advised that if you register to vote by mail, you have to vote in person your first time at your Precinct location and are not eligible to receive an absentee ballot. This does not apply to anyone 60 years of age or older.
If you register to vote at any Secretary of State's Office or your local City Clerk's Office in person you would be eligible to receive an absentee ballot. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (248) 871-2410.