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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Fall General Election
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
PLEASE NOTE THAT WISCONSIN LAW NOW REQUIRES THAT YOU SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR PHOTO ID TO US BEFORE WE CAN MAIL YOU AN ABSENTEE BALLOT.
Anyone planning on being out of town or unable to make it to the polling place on election day can cast an absentee ballot in the Clerk’s office, or request a ballot in writing before 1/30/2018. Requests for absentee ballots should be mailed to:
City of South Milwaukee – City Clerk
2424 15th Avenue
South Milwaukee, WI 53172
The request must list the voter’s resident address, where the ballot should be mailed (if different), the election for which they are requesting the ballot, and must be signed by the voter. Last day to mail out absentee ballots by mail is the Thursday before the election.
Absentee voting will be conducted in the clerk’s office Monday through Friday for the two weeks prior to the election, beginning March 19th.
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
NOTE: Friday, March 30th – The clerk’s office will be open for absentee voting from 1:00 – 5:00 PM
NOTE: There is no voting or voter registration on the Monday prior to election day.
If you have not previously provided a copy of your photo ID to us, a copy of your photo ID must accompany this request. Absentee voters listed below are exempt from the photo ID requirement by the following means:
- Electors who are indefinitely confined, with the signature of a witness on the Absentee Certificate Envelope.
- Electors residing in care facilities served by Special Voting Deputies, with the signatures of both deputies on the envelope.
- Electors residing in care facilities not served by Special Voting Deputies, with the signature of an authorized representative of the care facility. If the elector is also indefinitely confined, the elector does not need a representative of the facility to sign.
- Military, Permanent Overseas and Confidential Electors—Exempt from the Photo ID requirement.
Voters with questions about Wisconsin voter registration and use of drivers license numbers should contact the Wisconsin Elections Commission Help desk at toll-free at (866) VOTEWIS (866-868-3947), or by email at: GABHelpDesk@wi.gov website at: http://gab.wi.gov/
To see which district you live in, click here: City Map
Voters can register at the City Clerk’s office prior to the election date or at the polling place on Election Day. Voters should bring their Wisconsin driver’s license or state ID card when registering. If the information on your license does not list your current address, additional documentation with the current address will be needed to establish residency. A voter must have lived at their residence for at least 10 consecutive days prior to registering. Remember, you must change your voter registration if you are new to the city, have changed residences within the city or if you had a legal name change. Please contact the City Clerk’s office for your polling location, which corresponds with your address.
Federal law now requires voters who have been issued a driver’s license, to use the number from that number for the registration process. In the new WisVOTE system, the driver’s license number used on the voter registration form will be cross-checked with Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) records to make sure that the person listed with that number is the same person who registered to vote.
Voters who register or re-register in their clerk’s office, by mail, or at the polling place on Election Day will be asked to list their driver’s license or state ID number on the registration form. Local election officials do not have to see the driver’s license or check it, but will require any voter with a Wisconsin license or ID to use the license number to register. (However, to use a driver’s license to prove a voter’s residence, a poll worker must see the license.)
For voters who do not have a driver’s license, the number from a state DOT-issued ID card may be used. Only if the voter has neither a Wisconsin DL or state ID can the last four digits of their Social Security number be used to fulfill the federal requirement. People who use false identification numbers to register to vote can be prosecuted for voter fraud.