Register to Vote

Dear Colleagues:

Election Day is Nov. 8, and we encourage you to check your voter registration status to ensure you are eligible to cast your ballot.

To vote in Michigan, you have until 15 days prior to Election Day to register online or by mail, or you also can register in person through Election Day. You can register online if you have a Michigan driver’s license or a state ID; if not, you must visit your local clerk’s office and bring proof of residency.

To assist with registering to vote in the City of Ann Arbor, the Ann Arbor City Clerk has opened satellite offices at the U-M Museum of Art on Central Campus and the Duderstadt Center Gallery on North Campus.

Hours of operation are:


Sept. 27 – Nov. 8

  • Monday – Thursday: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Fridays: noon – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 5: noon – 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 7: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Duderstadt Center

Oct. 12 – Nov. 8

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Fridays: noon – 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 24: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

You also can register in person at the Ann Arbor City Clerk’s office from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. If you intend to pick up an absentee ballot, you will be asked to show a photo ID.

Additional election resources include:

  • TurboVote is partnering with the U-M Ginsberg Center to assist with voter registration.
  • UMich Votes is an informational site about voter registration and elections for U-M students.
  • The National Association of Secretaries of State has state-by-state information about voter eligibility and online registration, absentee voting laws, and polling places.
  • U.S. Vote Foundation is an impartial source about local and state election officials.

With Election Day in six weeks, please make time to register to vote and plan to participate in the democratic process.


Mary Sue Coleman

Chris Kolb
Vice President for Government Relations