Election Information

Election Dates

Polls are open on election dates from 7 AM until 8 PM
in the Chassell Township Fire Hall.
Houghton County Election Results

August 4, 2020-State Primary
November 3, 2020-State General Election

Registration Deadlines

  • July 20, 2020-Last day to register in any manner other than in person with the local clerk for the August Primary election.
  • July 21 thru 8 pm August 4, 2020-In person registration with proof of residency with the local clerk.
  • October 19, 2020-Last day to register in any manner other than in person with the local clerk for the November General election.
  • October 20 thru 8 pm November 3, 2020-In person registration with proof of residency with the local clerk.

To register to vote? click here and following the steps.

The deadline to register to vote in person, by mail, or online is 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 ID that proves both).

NOTE: Only voters registering in the final 14 days must show proof of residency while registering.

Who is Eligible for an Absent Voter Ballot

Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3 in November, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.

Click here to get a Absentee Ballot Applications-Click Here

To be on Chassell Townships Permanent Absent Voter Application list please sign and mail in this letter to the township office, Permanent Absent Voter Application Letter

Election Inspectors

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 chasselltownshipclerk@gmail.com, 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.

Election Inspector Application

Michigan Bureau of Elections Instructional Videos

Election Day Precinct Activities
Election Day Closing Procedures

Election Inspector Qualifications and Duties