Voting

Register to Vote or Change Your Address
You may submit your voter registration/change of address application to the Ypsilanti City Clerk's office or any Michigan Secretary of State Branch.

Your driver license address will automatically change when you submit a new address on your voter registration/change of address application.

In order to vote in the next election, you must register at least 30 days beforehand. This gives the clerk time to process the forms and send you a Voter Identification Card. You must also re-register to vote whenever you move to a new city or township.

For more information, visit the City Clerk's Voting page.

Qualifications
In order to register to vote in the City of Ypsilanti, you must be:
  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • 17 1/2 years of age (you must be 18 to vote)
  • A resident of the City for 30 days
First-time Voters
If you have never voted in Michigan and register by mail, you must appear in person to vote in your first election. This requirement does not apply if:
  • You personally hand deliver the mail registration form to your county, city, or township clerk's office instead of mailing the form
  • You are 60 years of age or more
  • You are disabled
  • You are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

What To Expect At the Polls
View this helpful list to prepare you for what to expect.