A primary duty of the Clerk is election management and voter registration.

Upcoming Election: November 5, 2013 Special Election - Kalkaska County Public School

An excerpt from the Kalkaska County Public School web site regarding the election:


           August 15, 2013         


Voters in the Kalkaska Public Schools District will be asked to approve a renewal of a tax levy for technology on Nov. 5.

The money will be used primarily for updating computers, hardware and software. The district previously used voter-approved technology money for servers, computers, cabling, wi-fi and software. In 2008, voters approved a tax levy for a $750,000 bond. This year, the district is seeking a $300,000 bond for three years. The projected tax rate for next year will be .08 mill, while the current rate is .35 mill.

The renewal will not be levied until July, 2014, after expiration of the existing levy.

“Our school board did not want to seek renewal of the entire tax previously approved by our taxpayers,” superintendent Lee Sandy stated. “We only wanted to ask for enough to allow for keeping our students’ technology up-to-date.” 

Voting will take place in general election locations. Absentee ballots will be available from the Kalkaska County Clerk’s office.


Deadline to register for the November 5th Special Election is October 7, 2013.

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're not in possession of a photo ID. Their ballots are included with all others and counted on Election Day.

Below are some useful links.

Absentee Voter Application Request  

Please mail your completed Absentee Voter Application to:

Blue Lake Township Clerk

10599 Twin Lake Rd NE

Mancelona, MI 49659

Michigan Secretary of State, Election website

Check the State of Michigans web site to see if you are registered to Vote

This page last updated on 9/21/2013.

Blue Lake Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan | 10599 Twin Lake Road | Mancelona, MI 49659 | (231) 587-8354