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.

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

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.

This page last updated on 11/10/2015.

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