Gogebic County Public Notice – Establishment of Early Voting

In November 2022, Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment that gives voters the right to vote early and in person before statewide and federal elections. Early voting takes place for a minimum of nine consecutive days, ending on the Sunday before an election.  Early voting sites must be open for at least eight hours each day during the early voting period.

At least one early voting site must be available to all voters in every city and township.  Local clerks may partner with other cities and townships, or their county, to run an early voting site together.  This decision is based on population density, site accessibility, and expected voter turnout.

For the 2024 election year, Watersmeet Township has partnered with Gogebic County and several other townships to share a single early voting site, located at the Gogebic County building in Bessemer.  Voters from more than one precinct, city, or township can vote at this single site.  The schedule for early voting at the Bessemer site is below.

Election Day in-person voting for Watersmeet voters will continue to be held on election day, at the Watersmeet Township Community Center.  Absentee voting will continue as it has in the past.

For additional information about early voting, please visit the Michigan Secretary of State website at:  https://www.michigan.gov/sos/elections/voting/early-in-person-voting, or contact Julie Mathiesen, Watersmeet Township Clerk, at 906-358-4501.



 To All Qualified Electors in Gogebic County

Notice is hereby given by resolution of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners under authority granted in Public Act 81 of 2023, that the location of early voting site for all Federal and Statewide election dates will be the following:


Name: Gogebic County
Address: 200 N. Moore Street
Conference Room (Basement)
Bessemer, MI 49911


All qualified electors in Gogebic County have the right to mark a ballot and deposit the ballot in a tabulator beginning the second Saturday before an election and ending the Sunday before the election.  Early voting will be available at the early voting site for the following (CST) hours:

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Clerk’s Office at 906-663-4518: Email: clerk@gogebic.gov