South Arm Township

Charlevoix County

South Arm Township

Charlevoix County


Voting Information

South Arm Township Voter Information

Absent Voter Ballots

Absentee ballots are available for all elections. They allow voters to cast a ballot without being present on Election Day.

As a registered voter, you may request an absent voter ballot if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • 60 years of age or older.
  • Expecting to be out of town on election day
  • Physically unable to attend the polls without assistance
  • Unable to vote in person because of your religion
  • Appointed to work as a precinct inspector in a different precinct than where you reside
  • Confined to jail awaiting arraignment or trial

A person who registers to vote by mail must vote in person the first time. This restriction does not apply to overseas voters, voters who are handicapped, or voters who are older than 60.

To request an absent voter ballot for an upcoming election, please call the Clerk at (231) 536-2900 (please leave a message) and you will be mailed an application. You may also click here to complete and print an online form

A permanent list of absentee voters is maintained by the clerk’s office for individuals wanting to receive an application prior to each election. The applications are automatically mailed four to six weeks prior to all elections. If you qualify by meeting one of the above listed reasons, call the Township Clerk and we will add your name to the permanent list.

For questions about voter registration and / or elections, please contact Kim Olstrom, Clerk (ph: (231) 675-2830 | email: