A primary duty of the Clerk is election management and voter registration.
Upcoming Election: Presidential Primary, March 8, 2016
In order to vote for a presidential candidate, the voter is required to choose a party. If a voter chooses no-party then that voter may not vote for a presidential candidate but will be able to vote for any proposals that may be placed on the ballot.
Voting will take place at the Township Hall 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Absentee ballots will be available from the Kalkaska County Clerk’s office or from the Blue Lake Clerk. You may also use the link below to print your own.
For more information regarding elections please click on the links below. Michigan does have a voter identification requirement at the polls. Voters are asked to present an acceptable photo ID such as a Michigan driver's license or identification card. Please note that voters who do not have an acceptable form of ID or failed to bring it with them to the polls still can vote. They simply sign a brief affidavit stating that they are not in possession of a photo ID. Their ballots are included with all others and counted on Election Day.
Below are some useful links.
Please mail your completed Absentee Voter Application to:
Blue Lake Township Clerk
10599 Twin Lake Rd NE
Mancelona, MI 49659
NEW: The above link will also show you information on absentee voting. For example: it will show you the date we received your request to vote absentee; the date we mailed out your ballot; the date we received your completed ballot.