A primary duty of the Clerk is election management and voter registration.
Upcoming Election: November 3, 2015 Special Election
Kalkaska Public Schools is requesting a bond proposal for the purpose of:
acquiring, installing and equipping or re-equipping school buildings for instructional technology; and remodeling, equipping and re-equipping, and furnishing and refurnishing school buildings.
The Kalkaska Public Schools proposal will ask you to vote YES or NO, shall they borrow a sum of not to exceed One Million Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($1,1750,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds.
The estimated millage that will be levied for the proposed bonds in 2016 is 0.68 mil ($.68 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation). The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding exclusive of any refunding, is seven (7) years. The estimated simple average annual millage anticipated to be required to retire this bond debt is 0.55 mill ($0.55 on each $1,000 of taxable valuation).
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.
Deadline to register for the November 3rd Special Election is October 5, 2015.
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.