A primary duty of the Clerk is election management and voter registration.
Upcoming Election: March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary.
You will choose either a Republican or Democratic Ballot at the polls or for Absentee voters, you will choose on your "Absentee Voter Application Request" by checking off the proper box. THERE ARE NO STATE OR LOCAL ISSUES FOR MARCH in this jurisdiction. Absentee voters may choose to request your November General Election ballot by checking off the proper box.
Voting will take place at the Township Hall 7:00 am to 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.
Federal Voter Assist Program for military citizens (THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!) and for overseas citizens.
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, email or phone the clerk to mail you one or you may also wish to be on the permanent absentee voter list and the Clerk will automatically mail you a request *Please keep your address to mail out the request updated with the Clerk - otherwise the request will be sent to your regular Blue Lake Township address* The County Clerk has these forms as well.
For questions not answered on our website, visit the Michigan Secretary of State, Election website.