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Not too late for Census 2020

CENSUS 2020 - It is not too late to be counted!

CENSUS 2020 - It is not too late to be counted! Call 844-330-2020 now for all localities.
This census helps determine how federal funding is distributed to states, localities, and households across the nation.
Ann Vollrath, City of Houghton Clerk, learned from the local Census representative that residents can still respond to the Census if they have not done so by calling a toll-free number: 844-330-2020.
P.S. The Census response rate for the City of Houghton is currently 69.5%.

August 4, 2020 voting options

August 4, 2020 voting options

You can register up to and including August 4th!  Also, if mailing in your absentee vote, do it as soon as possible.  There may be mail delays, so it is recommended you mail by July 21st or drop it off at the clerk's office.

Voting in Michigan's state primary election Aug. 4 will be done safely and securely. Here's a guide.



August 4, 2020 primary

Michigan Voters - Don't split your vote this August 4th

Michigan Voters - Don't split your vote this August 4th

Checking registration, absentee ballot information

Absentee ballots have mailed - did you get yours? Do you want to Vote Absentee? Check status?

Go to, enter your name/birth/etc. to verify you are registered to vote, fill out an absentee ballot application and see the status of the absentee ballot application.


Check if registered, apply for absentee ballot, check status

Copper Country

"Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote" Exhibit

You can now enjoy a virtual tour of the exhibit "Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote" and the opening reception held March 5, 2020 at the Carnegie Museum. Read the panel text (pdf).

riseUP grew as a collaborative organization of groups and individuals to create a community-wide, year-long, multi-faceted celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment and women’s right to vote. To learn more, you can go to their Facebook page or their website

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Event Date: 
Sep 1 2020 - 6:00pm

The board meeting will be held using Zoom. 

If you wish to join, contact Mary Marchaterre at 483-2291 or email mmmarcha [at]

Event Date: 
Sep 22 2020 (All day)
Event Date: 
Sep 15 2020 (All day)