Clerk: How to Obtain an Absentee Ballot

Houghton County Clerk
Houghton County Courthouse
2nd Floor
401 E. Houghton Ave.
Houghton, MI 49931

906-482-1150 [Phone]
906-483-0364 [FAX]


Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

NOTE: Effective July 11, 2023, the County Clerk's Office will not process any money transactions after 4:00 p.m.

Staff & Contacts

Jennifer Kelly
County Clerk

Renee Cunningham
Chief Deputy County Clerk

Teresa Poyhonen
Deputy Senior Accounts Processor


Voters must inform their City/Township Clerk in writing to obtain an absentee ballot application, or to be placed on a permanent absentee voter list.

You must request an absent voter ballot by submitting the application, large print application, a letter, a postcard, or a pre-printed application form obtained from your local clerk's office.

Jennifer Kelly, County Clerk
401 E Houghton Ave
Houghton, Michigan 49931-2099
Phone: 906-482-1150
Fax: 906-483-0364

There are two versions of the Absent Voter Ballot Application. While both applications are the same, the first one can be printed and filled out by hand. The second application allows for you to type into the application and then print a copy from your computer.