Voter Registration

How to Register

Residents may register in person, by mail, or online up to 15 days prior to an election. Voters may also register in person with their local clerk within 14 days of an election, up to and including Election Day. A voter registering in the final 14 days, including Election Day, will need to show proof of residency in addition to proof of identity (or an identification that proves both).

A person must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, a resident of Michigan for at least 30 days and a resident of the City on or before the 30th day prior to the election in which they plan to vote. Voters must cast ballots in the polling place assigned to their precinct. Those registering on election day must vote by absentee ballot in the Clerk's office.

Once registered to vote in Michigan, a voter's registration remains in place continually.

Change of Address

When a voter moves to a different city or township in Michigan or different address within the City of Holland, they must re-register with their new residential address. For additional information, please contact the City Clerk's office, visit the Ottawa County Elections website or Michigan Secretary of State's website.

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