Voter Registration

To register to vote, you must be all of the following:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day
  • A resident of Michigan
  • A resident of the city or township where you are applying to register to vote.

Eligible citizens may become registered to vote in a variety of ways, at any time through Election Day.  Individuals who register to vote within the 14-day period immediately preceding an election must appear in person at their city or township clerk’s office and provide proof of residency. 

Individuals using any other method must register to vote at least 15 days before Election Day and are not required to provide proof of residency.  Other methods of registration include an application obtained at one of the following locations: 

  • Your local Secretary of State branch office 
  • Your local county, city, or township clerk's office
  • Offices of several state agencies, like the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Community Health, and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Military recruitment centers
  • Voter registration drives
  • Online at

Michigan law states that the same address must be used for voter registration and driver's license purposes. That means, if the residence address you provide on the application differs from the address shown on a driver's license or personal identification card issued by the state of Michigan, the Secretary of State will automatically change your driver's license or personal ID card address to match the residence address entered on this form. If a change is made, the Secretary of State will mail you an address update sticker for your driver's license or personal ID card.

If you are living outside the U.S., you may send a Federal Postcard Application to register to vote. This application is distributed through U.S. embassies and military bases. It also serves as a way to request an absentee ballot.

Registering to Vote by Mail

If you have never registered to vote in Michigan and choose to mail in your  Voter Registration Application,  you will need to meet an identification requirement. This means you must:

  • Enter your driver's license number or personal identification card number where requested on the form. OR
  • Send a copy of ONE of the following forms of identification with your application:
    • photocopy of your driver's license or personal ID card, or
    • photocopy of a paycheck stub, utility bill, bank document or government document that lists both your name and your address.

Voter Identification

Michigan has a voter identification requirement at the polls.  Voters are asked to present an acceptable photo ID such as a Michigan driver's license or identification card. Please note that voters who do not have an acceptable form of ID or failed to bring it with them to the polls still can vote.  They simply sign a brief affidavit stating that they're not in possession of a photo ID.  Their ballots are included with all others and counted on Election Day.

Voting by Absentee Ballot
Absentee Ballots can be obtained by sending an Absent Voter Application  to your township office by email (, fax:  517-628-3989, or USPS mail to 1939 S. Aurelius Rd., Mason, Michigan, 48854. You may also call for an application or stop by during office hours to apply.  Office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

If you are in the military service or overseas you can contact your commanding officer and receive a Federal Post Card Registration and Absentee Ballot (FPCA). If you are a citizen overseas you can contact your Consulate Office.

Permanent Absentee Voter List

To be placed on the Permanent Absentee Voter List, contact Tracy Ayres, Township Clerk at (517) 628-2093. After being placed on this list, you will automatically receive an application for an absentee voter ballot for every election.  You can then fill it out, sign and return the application to receive your absentee ballot.

Election Poll Location for Aurelius Township Residents 

Aurelius Township Hall, 1939 S. Aurelius Road., Mason, MI  48854

Election Poll Hours

Polls are open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.  You will be allowed to vote as long as you are in line by 8:00 p.m.

Voter Information Center

The Michigan Secretary of State “Voter Information Center” is online at Michigan residents can access information on their voter registration status, find the location, get directions to their polling place and review the ballot. 
For further information, please contact Tracy Ayres, Clerk at (517) 628-2093 or email at
Election Calendar

August 4, 2020 - State Primary

November 3, 2020 - State General Election