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Register by July 9 to Vote in August Primary

Michigan residents planning to cast ballots in the Aug. 7 primary must be registered to vote by July 9.

July 9 is the last day for Michigan residents to register to vote in the Aug. 7 primary.

Residents who are 18 years old or older may register at their respective Grosse Pointe clerk's office, at a Secretary of State branch office (which stays open until 5 p.m.) or online at www.Michigan.gov/sos. 

  • If you hand-deliver your application, the staff person helping will take your form and you don't need to do anything else.
  • If you have never registered to vote in Michigan and choose to mail in your application, you will need to meet an identification requirement, meaning you must enter your driver's license number or personal ID card number where requested on the form or send a photocopy with your app of your driver's license, personal ID, paycheck stub, utility bill, bank document or government document that lists both your name and your address.

Holiday closings: Grosse Pointe, Wayne County and the Secretary of State's offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4.

Looking ahead: Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.

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