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State Requirement
Michigan Election Law requires that you register to voter 30 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that election.

How to Register
To register you may:
  • Go to any Secretary of State Branch office and advise them you want to register to vote. They will provide you with a form to sign, which will be forwarded to your local clerk’s office.
  • Come to City Hall and request a Voter Registration Application. You may complete the application at any time and have an employee of the city witness your signature to verify your identity.
  • Go the Secretary of State’s website and complete, print, and mail the Michigan Voter Registration Application to the City Clerk’s Office.

Absentee Voting
  • For every election, the City Clerk must make available Absentee Ballots. 
  • All information regarding absentee voting eligibility and registration can be acquired by following this link to the Michigan Secretary of State's website
  • Applications for absentee voting can be picked up at City Hall, or printed out here.
  • Once you have filled out your application it must be returned by mail, or in person, to the City Clerk's office located in City Hall.
  • For additional information, please visit our website

Additional Requirements

  • If you choose to register online and have not voted in person in Michigan before, you will be required to vote in person the first time. You will not be able to get an absentee ballot until that first time vote in person requirement is met.
  • If you are or have a college aged student who is going away to school, it is recommended that the student register in person at the Secretary of State or City Hall to ensure his/her eligibility for an absentee ballot.
  • As a reminder, students who go away to school should know that if he/she chooses to register to vote at school, his/her driver’s license address will be changed to the college location and the student will be eligible to vote only in the city where the student resides.

Can I Work at an Election?
YES!! Simply fill out an Election Inspector Application form and mail or return in person to: Plymouth City ClerkOffice, 201 S. Main Street, Plymouth, Michigan 48170.
We will keep your application on file, and as soon as Election Inspector training dates have been scheduled, we will notify you.

Applications are available at Plymouth City Hall and can also be found at:

For additional information related to working as an Election Inspector 
click here--> Election Inspector Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Do I Go to Vote?

Residents can visit the Secretary of State website at  to see their voting location is OR they can also contact the Clerk's office at 734-453-1234 ext. 225 or 234.

Precinct Locations - The City of Plymouth currently has four precincts. 

All precincts are located at:
Plymouth Community Cultural Center
525 Farmer
Plymouth, MI 48170

Am I registered?   

Residents can visit the Secretary of State website at  for their registration information OR they can also contact the Clerk's office to obtain this information at 734-453-1234 ext. 225 or 234

Do I have to send in an application for an absentee ballot for every election?

Once you request an Absentee Ballot Application, we will automatically add you to the Permanent Absentee Application List. This means that you will receive an Absentee Application prior to every election.  You must then sign and return that application in order to receive a ballot.

Can I get a ballot for my husband/wife/child?

Absentee ballots can be picked up only by the registered voter that the ballot is assigned to. If we are mailing the ballot, it will be sent to the address where the voter is registered.

Presidential Primary only:  Why do I have to have to tell you which type ballot I want?  We never have done this before.

Michigan Election Law (MCL 168.615c) guides the conduct of the Presidential Primary. The law requires that voters indicate in writing which political party ballot he or she wishes to vote. This requirement only applies to Presidential Primary elections, and voters will not be required to select a political party ballot type at other types of elections.

For additional information on Michigan Election Law, please visit:

Can I vote early?

No. While some states allow all voters to cast ballots prior to Election Day, Michigan does not have early voting. Of course, qualified Michigan voters can cast absentee ballots prior to Election Day. See the section above on Absent Voter Ballots.

Is it too late to turn in my absentee ballot?

Applications must be received by 2 PM on the Saturday preceding the election. Absentee Ballots can be issued on the Monday prior to the election until 4:00 p.m., but the elector must request the ballot in person at the Plymouth City Hall, 201 S. Main St., Plymouth, MI  48170


City Clerk   Email
ext. 234


Deputy City Clerk   Email
ext. 225

Assistant to the City Clerk  Email
ext. 289     

201 S. Main
Plymouth, MI 48170

Ph: (734) 453-1234
Fx: (734) 459-5716


§ Find Out if You Are Registered to Vote - Michigan Voter Information Center

§ Michigan Voter Registration Form (PDF)

§ Absentee Voter Ballot Application Request (HTML)

§ Voter Precinct Map