Elections & Voter Registration
(231) 276-9263 ext 100
Township Deputy Clerk
(231) 276-9263 ext 106
|Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday - Friday|
NOTICE TO VOTERS
VOTER ID REQUIREMENT IN EFFECT
The Voter Identification Requirement is in effect for those casting a ballot in person on Election Day and for those who pick up their absentee voter ballot in person. Please see the Michigan Election and Voter Information from the Department of Sectretary of State for more information, including acceptable forms of identification.
To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age by election day, and a resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are registering to vote. For more information, please visit the Michigan Secretary of State website, or contact the Township Clerk’s Office.
ABSENTEE VOTING INFORMATION
As of 2019, any voter in Michigan may receive an absentee ballot without a reason.
PERMANENT ABSENT VOTER LIST REQUEST
The Township Clerk’s Office maintains a permanent absent voter list, which includes qualified absentee voters who have requested to automatically be sent an absentee ballot application for each election scheduled in Blair Township. Note: election law requires you complete and return an absent voter application for each election in which you would like to vote, even if you are on the permanent absent voter list. If you would like to be added to this list, please contact the Township Clerk’s Office. Benefits of being on the Permanent Absent Voter List:
- You will automatically receive an absentee ballot application for every election
- If you chose to return the application, we will send you a ballot as soon as they arrive in our office
- You will avoid potentially long lines at the polls
- You can take your time studying the ballot and vote from home, when you are ready
MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS
Members of the military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote or request an absentee voter ballot by completing the Federal Post Card Application. Use of this form assists us in making sure these voters receive absentee voting materials in a timely manner. The application is valid for one calendar year.
Blair Township depends on election inspectors to successfully conduct every election. These are paid positions. If you are interested in becoming an election inspector, please complete the Election Inspector Application. If you have questions about becoming an election worker, please contact the Township Clerk’s office.
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Voting assistance for uniformed service members, their families, and citizens living outside the U.S
Michigan Voter Information Center
Michigan Secretary of State
Frequently Asked Questions
NEW ENVELOPES FOR AV BALLOTS
SAMPLE BALLOTS FOR NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION
Precinct 1 Traverse City Front
Precinct 1 Traverse City Back
Precinct 1 Kingsley Front
Precinct 1 Kingsley Back
Precinct 2 Traverse City Front
Precinct 2 Traverse City Back
Precinct 2 Kingsley Front
Precinct 2 Kingsley Back
Precinct 3 Front
Precinct 3 Back
Precinct 4 Front
Precinct 4 Back
The Clerk’s office will be open on Saturday, October 31 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and on Monday, November 2 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm for the purpose of registering voters and issuing absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020 election.