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Up to 15 Days Prior to Election Day

Michigan Election Law requires that you register to vote at your local SOS branch or at your local Clerk's office. If you are registering to vote at the SOS office, you must do so before 15 days prior to election day. If you g
o 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. You may also register by mail as long as it is post marked before the 15 day deadline. Go the Secretary of State’s website and complete, print, and mail the Michigan Voter Registration Application to the City Clerk’s Office.  

0-14 Days Prior to Election Day

Michigan Election Law requires that if you're registering to vote 0-14 days prior to election day, then you must register at your local clerk's office. 
Come to City Hall and request a Voter Registration Application. You may complete the application at any time, however you must provide Residency Verification. This includes:
  • Current Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government Check
  • Other Government Document

Election Day

Michigan Election Law requires that you register to vote at your local SOS branch or at your local Clerk's office the day of election day. You may not register to vote at your precinct polling location. You must provide residency verification.

Absentee Voting
  • For every election, the City Clerk must make available Absentee Ballots. 
  • 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. 
  • 5:00 PM, the Friday before Election Day, is the deadline for mailed AV ballots.
  • 4:00 PM, the Monday before Election Day, is the deadline for turning in AV ballots.
  • Only individuals who register the day of the election will be eligible for an emergency AV ballot, however, the voter must vote in the Clerk's Office.

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

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
(see precinct map)

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?

Yes.  You must sign and return an application for each election in order to receive a ballot. If you would like to sign up now to be on the Permanent Absent Voter list, please complete your request here: here   By signing up, you will automatically receive an Absent Voter Application for each election.

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?

Mailed-in applications must be received by 5 p.m. the Friday before an election. Your ballot will be mailed to you. Voters also can drop off their application in person at the City Clerk’s office by 4 p.m. the Monday before Election Day and get their ballot.

Can I take a picture of my ballot?

Yes, the State of Michigan settled the, 'ballot selfie' case (Crookston v. Johnson) and the Secretary of State has revised instructions regarding ballot photography. Voters are allowed to take a photograph of their own ballot, but only while in the privacy of the voting booth. The agreement doesn't affect other prohibitions on photography in the area where voting is occurring or sharing ballot images within 100 feet from the polling place.


City Clerk   Email
ext. 234


Deputy City Clerk   Email
ext. 225

Assistant to City Clerk  Email
ext. 203      

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 Application (PDF)

§ Absentee Voter Ballot Application Request (HTML)

§ Voter Precinct Map