Julie Potts
 Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Clerk’s OfficeGeneral Duties
The City Clerk is the clerk of the City Council, attends all meetings of the Council and maintains the official minutes of the Council.  The Clerk is the custodian of the official City seal and is also responsible for maintaining all of the papers, documents and records pertaining to the City unless the custody of records is otherwise prescribed for by law.   The Clerk’s Office  is responsible for the proper notification for meetings and public hearings through publication in the Iosco County News-Herald, posting in City Hall, and on this Web site.  The Clerk also is responsible for handling all elections, local, state and federal,  
as well as sending out absentee ballots.  

The 2024 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2024.  Ballots will be available 45 days prior to the election.  Early Voting in Iosco County which includes all the townships and cities in the county will run for nine (9) consecutive days beginning on Saturday, July 27, 2024 through Sunday, August 4, 2024.   The Early Voting site is located at the Tawas Township Hall, 27 S. McArdle Road, (intersection of M-55 and McArdle Road). Please click here to view the notice. 

If you are currently on our "Permanent Absentee Ballot" list, you will automatically receive a ballot.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ELECTION MAIL CAN NOT BE FORWARDED TO ANOTHER MAILING ADDRESS OTHER THAN YOUR REGISTERED ADDRESS UNLESS YOU PROVIDE AN ALTERNATE MAILING ADDRESS TO RECEIVE YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT.  Please contact the Clerk's office if you have any questions regarding elections.    

Absentee ballots for elections are available 45 days prior to an election.  A request to be on the Permanent Absentee Ballot List will need to be completed prior to receiving an absentee ballot for future elections.  Please complete an absentee ballot application form and check the box on the form to receive all ballots for future elections.  You can visit the State of Michigan website at:  https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us  to complete an absentee ballot application and check the box for all future elections.  If you are on the City's Permanent Absentee Ballot list, you will receive an Absentee Ballot for all future elections.  However, if you were previously on the Permanent absentee ballot list to receive an application for an absentee ballot and did not request to be on the permanent "ballot" list, you will receive an application in the mail to receive an absentee ballot (the State of Michigan will be eliminating this process after the 2024 Election Cycle).  Please contact the Clerk's Office if you have any questions or concerns regarding this process. 

NATIONAL POLL WORKER RECRUITMENT!  Michigan needs more election inspectors / poll workers than ever before to run early voting sites and polling places for the 2024 elections coming up. Sign up now or learn more at Michigan.gov/poll worker or https://www.michigan.gov/sos/elections/pollworker

If you have served as an election inspector / poll worker in past elections, please contact that jurisdiction’s clerk’s office before signing up.  Or go to your local clerk’s office and complete an application to become an election inspector / poll worker.  If everyone who signs up recruits one more person, the critical need for more election inspectors / poll workers in Michigan will be met!  

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD - To learn more about Early Voting, please click the following link:  https://www.michigan.gov/sos/elections/voting/early-in-person-voting