Voter Registration

Students registering to vote at Wayne County Community College

Why Voter Registration Matters

Every eligible voter should have a fair and equal opportunity to register to vote and to cast their ballot. Millions of Americans miss the opportunity to vote because they don’t know how to register or they miss their state’s deadline to register.

What We Do

As the nation’s largest and longest-standing grassroots voter registration organization, each year our volunteers register voters and host community voter registration drives throughout our communities (Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park). We concentrate our registration drives at locations that reach large numbers of unregistered voters, including high schools, community colleges, and naturalization ceremonies. We also help thousands of Americans register to vote online at

LWV Detroit Voter Registration at East Market (October 15, 2020)

We do this to ensure all eligible Americans — especially first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, communities of color, and low-income Americans — have the opportunity to register and vote.

Check our Calendar for the latest events and information regarding League voter registration drives in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.

We continue to strengthen democracy through voter registration and voter education…even during the novel coronavirus pandemic⏤

LWV Detroit Voter Registration Drives in the Community:

LWV Detroit Voter Registration Drive at Wayne County Community College

Voter Registration Info

There’s no voter registration deadline in Michigan. Voters can register to vote (or update their registration) at any time up until 8 pm on Election Day. Please remember to check your polling location! Go to VOTE411 for polling place locations, the races on your ballot, and more.

A voter has many ways to register to vote:

Those registered to vote where they live must vote at their assigned polling place. Those not registered to vote where they live can visit their local clerk’s office with proof of residency by 8 pm on Election Day, and once registered to vote where they live can vote by absentee ballot in their clerk’s office.

Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Have you recently moved, changed your name, or had your voting rights restored? Get help using the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) non-partisan voting assistance website,

NOTE: Due to Michigan’s recent redistricting process, some voters may have new precincts or polling locations. Visit or call the nonpartisan Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) for confirmation.

Voter registration is more important than ever, as COVID-19 has changed the voting landscape in general. The wide array of changes to voting policy occurring in response to the pandemic makes it even more crucial that voters register or update their registrations as needed before Election Day. 

That’s why thousands of organizations, companies, celebrities, and everyday Americans across the country are spreading the word about the importance of checking your voter registration—and a record-breaking nearly 600 League partners nationwide are joining them. 

National Voter Registration Month

In 2002, Secretaries of State established September as National Voter Registration Month to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of state requirements and deadlines for voting. 

Led by a coalition of voter advocacy and nonprofit groups, National Voter Registration Day takes place this year on September 19, 2023.

Take note:

2018 Promote the Vote Kickoff ⏤ LWV Detroit Secretary Rhonda Craig (middle, 2nd row) with ACLU, NAACP & VNP
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