Know your polling place and voting rights

The presidential election is less than a month away. Redistricting and attempts to change how we vote in Wisconsin have some in the electorate confused, so we’re setting the record straight. Help spread the word and inform voters, or you might even consider becoming a deputy yourself. Consider voting early at the clerk’s office:

Absentee In-Person Voting Hours in the City Clerk’s Office

Weekdays: Mon, Oct 22 – Fri, Nov 2:  8 a.m. to 7 p.m.;
Weekend: Sat, Oct 27:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun, Oct 28:  Noon to 6 p.m.

Work at the polls November 6

Sign up to work at the polls.

Register new voters

If you are qualified to vote in Wisconsin, you can register new voters. Find out how to become a deputy. First, watch a 10-minute video online: www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/video.cfm or get information at the Clerk’s Office. Then, you will be asked to fill out a certification form at the Clerk’s Office and sign your name in front of a clerk’s office employee. You will get a blue card identifying you as a deputy.

Voter ID law injunction

Two court-ordered injunctions (March 6, 2012 Order) (March 12, 2012 Order) have been placed on the photo identification requirements of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23, pending trial and further order of the court. The law would cause disenfranchisement of voters, but it is not in effect for the presidential election.

The 28-day residency requirement, elimination of the corroborating witness for voter registration, and requirement that voters sign the poll book are still in place.

The City Clerk Office’s has more voter information, as does the Government Accountability Board.

Candidate Information

Check out the League of Women Voters for nonpartisan information: www.smartvoter.org/

Due to the redistricting triggered by the 2010 US Census, your polling place may have changed. Check: 
www.cityofmadison.com/election/voter/Where.cfm to find your current polling place.

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