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

Upcoming Elections:

None listed: Please check back!

Please see Michigan Secretary of State, Election website or use the link at the right of this page to view your ballot.

All voting takes place at the Township Hall from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm. 

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.

Absentee Voting

Federal Voter Assist Program for military citizens (THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!) and for overseas citizens.

Absentee Voter Application Request (AVAR)

Please mail your completed Absentee Voter Application to:

Blue Lake Township Clerk

10599 Twin Lake Rd NE

Mancelona, MI 49659

Other options for Absentee Voter Application requests: You may drop by the Township office for the Clerk to print you one, you may email or phone the clerk to mail you one or you have the option to be on the permanent absentee voter list and the Clerk will automatically mail you a request about 45 days before each election. *Please keep your address to mail out the Absent Ballot Request form updated with the Clerk - otherwise the request will be sent to your regular Blue Lake Township address* The County Clerk has AVAR forms as well.

For questions not answered on our website, visit the Michigan Secretary of State, Election website.


This page last updated on 7/11/2023.

View Your Ballot

Use this link to see your ballot and (if applicable) your absentee voting information.