Don’t Forget To VOTE February 20th

Exercise Your Constitutional Right!   February 20th is a Primary Election Day in Wisconsin 
All Voters Must Have ID
VOTER ID

The Wisconsin Elections Commission reminds voters to bring an acceptable photo ID when they go to the polls for the Spring Primary on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Acceptable photo IDs for voting include a Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin state ID card, Veterans Health Administration ID card, military ID card, U.S. passport, tribal ID card and some student ID cards.  The address on their photo ID does not have to match the address on the poll book.

A full list of acceptable photo ID’s is available at www.BringIt.Wisconsin.gov

WHAT IS ON MY BALLOT

All voters will have the opportunity to narrow the field of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice candidates from three to two.  Many voters will find elections for local school boards and municipal offices, as well as referendums, across Wisconsin.

You can find out what is on your ballot by going to My Vote Wisconsin website: https://MyVote.WI.gov

VOTER REGISTRATION

All voters can register or reregister at the polls.

If you plan to register for the first time or update your registration with a change of name or address at the polls on Election Day, you must bring a proof of residence document like a utility bill, showing the voter’s current name and address.  Acceptable proof of residence documents also include a lease, bank statement, cell phone bill or other official government documents, and can be on paper or an electronic device like a smartphone or tablet.

Before Election Day, you must have lived at your current address for at least 10 days to be eligible to vote, but the proof of residence document does not need to be 10 days old.

A list of acceptable proof of residence documents is available at http://elections.wi.gov/publications/voter-guides/proof-of-residence

You can also register to vote before Election Day.  Registration in your municipal clerk’s office takes place until 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election (February 16, 2018).  Remember, you will still need to bring your proof of residence document to register.

FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE OR  
MUNICIPAL CLERK’S OFFICE
Voters who may not be sure whether their registration is current can check their status with their municipal clerk, or on the state’s MyVote Wisconsin website:  https://myvote.wi.gov 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Absentee ballots must be received by Election Day.  If you had an absentee ballot mailed to you, it must be received in your municipal clerk’s office by Election Day (February 20, 2018).

DID YOU FORGET YOUR ID?  YOU CAN STILL VOTE!

A voter may cast a provisional ballot if the voter does not have a photo ID, forgets to bring a photo ID to the polls, or if the poll workers do not accept the ID for some reason.  A provisional ballot is just like a regular ballot, except that it is placed in a special envelope and is not counted unless the voter returns with an acceptable photo ID.  The deadlines for fixing a provisional ballot are 8 p.m. on Election Day at the polling place or by 4 p.m. the Friday after the election in the municipal clerk’s office.  Voters who left their photo ID at home can also simply retrieve it and then cast a ballot rather than casting a provisional ballot.

LEAVE POLITICAL ITEMS AT HOME

Voters should not wear political clothing or paraphernalia to the polling place on Election Day.  The chief election inspector may ask voters to leave the polling place if they are judged to be electioneering or creating a disturbance.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
2018 ELECTION DAYS

2018 Spring Primary – February 20th
2018 Spring Election – April 3rd
2018 Fall Primary – August 14th
2018 Fall Election – November 6th

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD BY VOTING ON FEBRUARY 20TH, 2018
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