Register to Vote Information

City of Northville Residents


  • A Michigan resident (at the time you register) and a resident of the City of Northville for at least 30 days (when you vote)
  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 years of age by Election Day
  • Not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison

Any time up to 15 days before each election: 
Voter registrations are accepted at the City Clerk's office during regular business hours, any Secretary of State branch office, the Wayne County Clerk's office, the Oakland County Clerk's office, designated state agencies and military branch offices, online, or by mail. 

During this 14 day period and up to 8pm Election Day, you must register in person at the Clerk's Office, and also provide proof of residency.  Documents must have your name and current City of Northville address.  Paper or digital copies accepted.  Acceptable documents include:

  • Michigan driver’s license or state ID
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck or government check
  • Other government document

Not sure if you are registered to vote? Click here to verify your voter registration


Is there a photo ID requirement if I register to vote in person?

When registering to vote in person, you will need to present acceptable photo id or sign an affidavit if you are not in possession of photo id. 

I am submitting my voter registration application via mail. Do I need to provide anything?

If you have never registered to vote in Michigan and choose to mail in your application, you will need to verify your identity by including the following:

  • Your Michigan driver's license or state ID number where requested on the form, OR
  • The last 4 digits of your Social Security number where requested on the form, OR
  • Send a copy (not an original document) of ONE of the following forms of identification with your application:
    • A photocopy of your Michigan driver's license or state ID, OR
    • A photocopy of a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank document or government document that lists both your name and your address.


What are the voter registration deadlines for the next election?

15 or more days prior to Election Day
Last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local City Clerk's Office. Residency verification is not required.

14 days prior to and up to 8pm Election Day
A person may register to vote in-person at their local City Clerk’s Office with proof of residency. Those registering to vote during this time are eligible for an Absent Voter Ballot.  Consider registering to vote before Election Day to avoid delays on Election day.

Acceptable residency documents include:

  • Driver's license
  • State ID card
  • US Passport
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Other government document

Documents must have name and current address.  Digital copies are acceptable. 


How do I verify if I am registered to vote and find my polling place?

Use the Michigan Voter Information Center to verify your voter registration and find your polling location.


How do I change my name on my voter registration?
ALL name changes must be completed at a Secretary of State branch office.  Click here for SOS branch office locations.
Does my voter registration address need match the address on my Michigan drivers license?
Michigan law requires the same address be used for voter registration and driver license purposes.

If the residence address provided on the voter registration form is different from the address shown on your Michigan driver license or personal identification card, the Secretary of State will automatically change that address to match your voter registration residence address .

If an address change is made, the Secretary of State will mail an address update sticker for your driver license or personal identification card.
I moved. Do I have to update my voter registration?
If you move to a new city or township, you must re-register to vote.  

If you move within the same city or township and are already registered to vote, you only need to update your address with the city/township clerk. 

What if I am in the military or I am an overseas civilian?
Military and overseas civilian voters have additional options to register to vote.  Learn about military and overseas civilian voters.