Polls are open on election dates from 7 AM until 8 PM
in the Chassell Township Fire Hall.
Houghton County Election Results
Early voting for the Presidential Election
February 17-February 25, 2024 from 8 am -4 pm.
All registered voters can vote early at the
HOUGHTON CITY CENTER
616 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, Michigan 49931
Right Side of Street-Downtown Houghton
(For all Elections-The early voting period begins the second Saturday prior to Election Day and ends the Sunday before an election. However, communities may decide to provide additional days of early voting. Under state law, communities can offer up to 29 days of early voting.)
We’re Always Looking for New Election Inspectors
Are you looking for an opportunity to serve your community? Why not consider working as an election inspector? City and township clerks are always seeking Election Day assistance.
Election inspectors are paid to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. Some of their responsibilities include checking voters’ registration records and recording that they voted, distributing ballots, assisting voters, and maintaining order within the voting precinct.
An election inspector must be a registered voter in the State. An inspector cannot be a challenger, a candidate for nomination or election to any office on the ballot, or a member of a candidate’s immediate family. Immediate family is defined as the individual’s father, mother, brother, sister, spouse, or any relative residing in the same household with that person. In addition, anyone convicted of a felony or an election crime may not be an inspector.
The first three inspectors appointed to serve on a precinct board must be 18 years of age or older. Additional inspectors appointed to the board may be high school students 16 or 17 years of age. With the exception of being qualified and registered voters, students must meet all of the other requirements. They are also required to receive permission from their school and are subject to the provisions of child labor laws. Students cannot serve as precinct chairpersons; however, the addition of younger workers provides more flexibility in manning the polls on Election Day and allows young people an opportunity to see democracy in action. They also add energy and enthusiasm to the voting precincts on Election Day.
Please contact the Chassell Township Clerk’s Office, at (906) 523-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to request an election inspector application and/or to seek additional information. It’s a very rewarding experience, and training is provided prior to Election Day.
Michigan Bureau of Elections Instructional Videos