Register to Vote

There are two options for registering to vote: 

Visit the State of Michigan Voter Registration website for more information about the process and to get other versions of the voter registration application, like a large format version.  

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If you register by mail or email and are a first time Michigan voter, you must vote at your designated Polling location and show your picture identification on Election Day. 

  • You may register by mail, online, or in-person at the City Clerk's Office up until fifteen days prior to each election. 
  • Registration fourteen days prior to Election Day, up to and including Election Day, must be done in person at the City Clerk's Office with "Proof of Residency."

Acceptable Proof of Residency

Acceptable proof of residency are:

  • Valid Michigan driver's license or personal identification card
  • Copy of a pay stub, utility bill, bank statement, or government document with your name and address printed on it.

Acceptable Forms of Picture Identification (ID)

You will be asked to show photo ID at the precinct when voting or if receiving an absentee ballot in person at the City Clerk's Office. A voter who does not have an acceptable picture ID or did not bring an acceptable picture ID to the polls will be allowed to vote after signing an Affidavit of Voter Not in Possession of Picture Identification at the poll location. 

Following is a list of acceptable forms of picture ID. All forms must be current, except for a Michigan Driver's License or PID. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state
  • Federal or state government-issued picture identification
  • Michigan driver's license or personal identification card
  • Military identification card with a picture
  • Student identification with a picture from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education
  • Tribal identification card with a picture
  • U.S. passport

Polling Location

Residents vote at their assigned polling place for every election unless notified by mail of an alternate location. Residents can check their polling and precinct location information at the Michigan Voter Information site. In the City of Plymouth, all precincts vote at the Plymouth Cultural Center at 525 Farmer, Plymouth, MI 48170.

Precinct map

Accessible Voting

Ballot marking devices are available to all voters needing special accommodations for hearing, visual, and physical or other disabilities. These devices provide voters the opportunity to independently vote a ballot in complete privacy. The terminal marks the voter's selections on paper that becomes their ballot. Voter can select the choices using a touch screen. Personal adaptives may also be used to assist voters in making their selection.  The completed ballot is then fed into a tabulator, which scans and records the votes.

Absentee Voting

Requests for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to the clerk’s office. You must request an absent voter ballot by submitting an applicationlarge print application, a letter, a postcard, or a pre-printed application form obtained from the clerk's office. Requests may be returned by hand, via postal mail, fax, or email, as long as the voter’s signature is visible and can be verified with the voter record.

Regular Request Deadline

If the ballot must be issued by mail, the application for the ballot must reach the clerk’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the election.

Late Request Deadline

Absent voter ballots can be received by a voter in person any time up to 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the election. A voter who visits the clerk’s office on the day prior to the election to obtain an absent voter ballot must vote the ballot in the office; the voter is not permitted to leave the office with the ballot.

Same Day Voter Registration Request Deadline

A voter who registers to vote on Election Day by appearing in person at the clerk's office is also eligible to obtain an absent voter ballot to vote in person at the clerk's office until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Emergency Request Deadline

An elector may make an emergency request for an absentee ballot if he or she cannot attend the polls because of 1) a personal disablement or 2) a family death or illness which will require that the elector leave the community for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day. 

Emergency requests for absentee ballots must be made after the deadline for making regular requests for absentee ballots (5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election) and before 4:00 p.m. on Election Day. The emergency must have occurred at a time which made it impossible for the voter to apply for an absentee ballot by the statutory deadline for regular applications.  If an emergency absent voter ballot is requested, the person making the application may authorize the person delivering the application to pick up and deliver the ballot. The authorization to pick up and deliver the ballot must be in writing and must be signed by the applicant. An emergency absentee ballot may also be delivered by hand to the applicant by a person authorized by the clerk to handle this task.

In all cases, after receiving your absent voter ballot, you have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk's office. Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file. Only you, a family member or person residing in your household, a mail carrier, or election official is authorized to deliver your signed absent voter ballot to your clerk's office. If you received assistance voting the ballot, then the signature of the person who helped you must also be on the return envelope in the appropriate space.