Voting Information

Voter Registration

Township residents can register to vote in-person at the Clerk's Office during regular business hours through 8 pm on Election Day. Voters registering to vote in-person during the last 14 days prior to an Election will be required to provide proof of residency.

Voter registration is also accepted at any Secretary of State Branch Office, the Wayne County Clerk's Office, as well as by mail, until 15 days before each election. During the 14 days prior to each election, voters are required to register in-person with the Clerk's Office and provide proof of residency.

Voters who have moved within the Township of Canton can update their address at any Secretary of State Branch Office, online at ExpressSOS.org or in person at the Clerk's Office. 

Accessible Voting

Ballot marking devices are available to all voters with special accommodations for hearing, visual, physical and other disabilities. This provides voters the opportunity to independently vote a ballot in complete privacy. This terminal marks the voter's selections on paper that becomes their ballot. Voters can select their choices using a touch screen. Personal adaptives may also be used to assist voters in making their selections. The completed ballot is then fed into a tabulator, which scans and records the votes. 

Any voter may also obtain an absentee ballot for any election. To request an application for absentee ballot be mailed to you for all future elections, please call the Clerk at 734/394-5120, send an email to cantonclerk@canton-mi.org or sign-up online here Version OptionsVoting InformationHeadline (HTML).

Voting Requirements

Every Michigan voter who offers to vote in the polls must comply with the requirement by showing picture identification or signing an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of picture identification. (See MCL 168.523 for voter identification requirement.)

Voters can satisfy the ID requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card. Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture ID as long as it is current:

  • Driver’s license or personal ID card issued by another state.
  • Federal or state government-issued photo ID.
  • U.S. passport.
  • Military identification card with photo.
  • Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Tribal identification card with photo.

IMPORTANT - Voters without ID will not be turned away on Election Day. Michigan Election law anticipates that not all voters will have picture ID. Voters who do not have acceptable picture ID or who forgot to bring acceptable picture ID to the polls can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit. 


New Canton Residents / Change of Address

You can make your voter registration change at either the Clerk's Office or any Michigan Secretary of State Branch Office.